Former Brazilian player believes Vinicius Junior should leave Real Madrid for Manchester City

Paulo Silas claims Vini would feel better in England
Martín O'Donnell
2024-03-31 11:27:35

Brazilian player `Paulo Silas, who represented the Seleção 38 on occasions and won the Copa América in 1989, shared his opinion on Vinicius Junior’s situation in Spain, where he has been the victim of racism on multiple occasions.

While the winger is an idol at Real Madrid, the former midfielder believes it would be better for Vini to experience playing in the Premier League. And preferably, at Manchester City.


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“The issue of racism is learned, because the big ones instill it in the kids. I learned that examples have to come from the top. Unfortunately, the example doesn’t come from the federation. If I were Vini, I would go to England. There, he will be able to continue his fight with more love and affection from the outside,” Silas told ESPN.

“Today he is at the best club in the world. But there is Manchester City, which may not have the 14 Champions League titles, but it can have many, because it has a very large structure and one of the best coaches in the world. If he were to go to England, it would be the ideal club. Besides, it would greatly improve Julian Alvarez,” he added.

Vinicius doesn’t want to leave Madrid

The Flamengo product is under contract until 2027 at the Santiago Bernabéu, where he recently played a friendly for Brazil against Spain as part of a campaign against racism.

Los Blancos currently have no intention of selling him, and the player himself appears to be happy at the club. In fact, Vini made it clear that he never considered leaving LaLiga despite the episodes of discrimination.

“I never thought of leaving the league, because it would give racists what they want. I will continue because I have the support of the president and the club to win many things. I am not fighting against the Spanish fans, I am fighting against racism in the world,” he said at a press conference.