• Real Madrid denies Liverpool's offer for Vinícius Júnior
  • The "proposal" sparked speculations about Liverpool's real plans ahead of the transfer window
  • Vinicius Jr. has struggled this season for Madrid

In the midst of Liverpool expressing their interest to sign Vinícius Júnior, Real Madrid has declared that the club does not have plans to let go of the Brazilian youngster. The Los Blancos reportedly declined an offer from the English club as Zinedine Zidane is determined to keep the 19-year-old forward in his plans for the Spanish capital.

Despite falling short of expectations this season, Vinícius Jr.’s raw potential acted enough to secure the trust of the 47-year-old manager, who believes the teenage winger has a “great future ahead of him.”

According to Sport, as reported by Sean Lunt of Sport Witness, the Reds allegedly made a “proposal” in “recent days” attempting to lure the young attacker away from Madrid and over to Anfield.

But as the Los Blancos “categorically rejected” potential suitors for Vinicius Jr., the said Liverpool pitch was “rejected outright.”

As it happens, some speculations came about concerning Liverpool and their inexplicable approach in inter-club talks ahead of the summer transfer window.

“The newspaper makes no mention of what this proposal was, or specifically, what kind of price Liverpool had proposed, just that they and Paris Saint Germain came forward to try and sign the 19-year-old,” Lunt stated.

“What’s interesting is that this rumor flies in the face of recent suggestions that Liverpool would not be active in this window.

“There have been numerous claims that the Reds are holding back after seeing their finances take a hit because of the Coronavirus outbreak, but a proposal for Vinícius would suggest they do have money to spend.”

But regardless of whether the English club has financial means to pay for a lucrative demand, Madrid would simply not yield.

Vinicius Jr. gained Madrid’s attention in 2017 when he was just 16 years old playing for Brazilian club Flamengo. Upbeat at his potential, the Spanish club immediately signed him to a deal worth €45 million and has kept him since.

But amidst the hype, it was not quite the ideal start that the Brazilian prodigy had hoped to achieve upon his transfer to Europe. In 28 appearances across all competitions this season, he only managed to score four goals, which include two in La Liga.

Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring against Barcelona
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring against Barcelona AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO