Brazil Star Vinicius Jr to Sue Nike for Giving Him Old Boots

Brazil Star Vinicius Jr to Sue Nike for Giving Him Old Boots

  • Brazil forward Vinicius Jr wants to terminate his deal with Nike
  • He claims the sportswear giants gave him old boots last season
  • The Real Madrid star believes the company is treating him unfairly

Brazil star, Vinicius Jr has ordered his lawyers to attempt to get him out of his deal with Nike, as he feels unfairly treated by the sportswear giant.

The 22-year-old, who signed a £7million-a-year with the sportswear manufacturers to make him one of Nike's highest-profile clients, now wants to put an end to their dealings.

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Vinicius Jr opened his goal account at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Brazil's 4-1 victory against South Korea. Photo by Michael Steele.
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According to the Daily Mail, Vinicius Jr is reportedly angry that the sportswear company gave him old boots last season.

The Brazilian forward believes Nike should give him more attention as one of their biggest stars, as he played in an older model of the Mercurial brand boots during Real Madrid's march to the Champions League triumph last season.

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Vinicius Jr is currently still covered by his contract and is sporting Nike boots while competing in the World Cup. On Monday night, he scored the first goal in his team's 4-1 victory over South Korea.

Vinicius Jr: win for Pele

Meanwhile, Vinicius Jr dedicated Brazil's 4-1 thrashing of South Korea to Pele, who watched on from the hospital as the Selecao made the World Cup quarter-finals, Goal reports.

The 22-year-old Real Madrid forward voiced his intention after the game, to win the World Cup for the 82-year-old Brazilian great.

The Selecao have qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup and will next play against 2018 finalists Croatia, who defeated Japan via penalties in the round of 16.

Vinicius Jr opens goal account

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Vinicius Junior finally scored in the World Cup, to break his drought at the Mundial.

The Real Madrid winger, who has been a mainstay in coach Tite's starting line-up, found the back of the net against South Korea in their last 16 clash on Monday.

Having featured in Brazil's opening two group games, the 22-year-old struggled to get his name on the score sheet despite his numerous attempts.