Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr wears blackout boots as row over his £7m-a-year Nike deal rumbles on
Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr wears blackout boots against Valencia as the row over his £7m-a-year Nike deal rumbles on… with the winger wanting to rip up his 10-year contract over a lack of recognition of his ability
- Vinicius Junior is battling to end his 10-year agreement with sponsors Nike
- 22-year-old wore black boots before changing into a Nike pair for second-half
- He believes Nike should give him more recognition as one of their biggest stars
Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior protested against sponsors Nike by wearing a pair of all-black boots against Valencia.
The Brazilian forward is battling to end his 10-year agreement with the American company, though there is no termination clause included in the contract.
Vinicius Jr, however, took matters into his own hands at the Bernabeu on Thursday night by wearing plain black boots in the first-half.
The 22-year-old did change his footwear for the second-half, though, as he wore a pair of Nike yellow boots before scoring in a 2-0 win.
Vinicius Jr’s deal with the sportswear manufacturer runs until 2028 having first got sponsored by them in 2013, when he was just 13.
Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior is battling to end his 10-year agreement with sponsors Nike
He protested against the American company by wearing of all-black boots against Valencia
He wore an old version of Nike Mercurial boots during Real Madrid’s run to the Champions League title last season and the rapid attacker thinks Nike should give him more recognition as one of their biggest stars.
His performances for Real Madrid last season and this term have been outstanding and elevated him to another level.
If Vinicius Jr does indeed manage to cut ties with Nike, there will no doubt be a scramble for his signature from competitors such as a Adidas, Puma and Reebok.
The former Flamengo player also has deals with EA Sports, Vivo, Casas Bahia, BetNacional, OneFootball, JetEngage, Golden Concept and Royaltiz and Pepsi.
He will next be in action for Real Madrid next when they visit Mallorca in LaLiga on Sunday afternoon.
The 22-year-old did change his footwear for the second-half by wearing Nike yellow boots
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