The 21-year-old Brazilian broke through last season with 17 goals and 13 assists in Real Madrid’s winning La Liga campaign, before scoring in the final to lift the club’s 14th Champions League.
His contract is still running for two years, but it is due to be extended until 2026, which means that interest from Paris Saint-Germain is waning.
While waiting for the contract extension, Vinicius cited the atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabéu as a key factor in his growth.
“I’m staying in the biggest team in the world,” he told Sport TV. “They are the closest team since I arrived. The celebrations were different this year. We all felt something special.
“The youngsters came with Rodrygo, [Eder] Militão, [Eduardo] Camavinga and me. Everyone loves everyone and that’s important.
“It’s the best environment in the world. Everyone wants to be there.
Meanwhile, Vinicius has become a more regular figure for the Brazilian national team, appearing in seven of the team’s 11 finals and starting in five.
Despite his own burgeoning status, the 21-year-old has revealed he will still be on the hunt for the Neymar talisman in Qatar later this year as Brazil chase their sixth World Cup title.
“He’s our best player,” Vinicius said. “The rivals are more and more focused on him and he asks us to run in space because he has a lot of qualities to find us. He does everything for me, he’s a good friend.”
“The pressure is greater because he is older. He calls it responsibility. It also takes care of us, those who come. Playing for the national team is a lot of pressure, but we are starting to feel ‘get used to it.”