Spanish giants Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a massive fee with Palmeiras for wonderkid Endrick. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has suggested that the 16-year-old striker will cost around $75 million. Because of his age, the player can’t technically move to Real until he turns 18 in the summer of 2024.
The six-year deal will keep Endrick at the Spanish club until 2030. For now though, the youngster will try to advance his game with his current Brazilian club.
The two sides agreed to a transfer fee. However, the deal is far from final. Endrick still has to to agree to the move and sign a contract with Real as well. However, these hurdles are not expected to be difficult negations.
Real Madrid win Endrick sweepstakes
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain also expressed interest in the teenager, but perhaps baulked at the price tag. Endrick’s release clause was supposedly in the $63 million range. Real exceeded the clause in attempts to fend off competition, as well as pay for the appropriate taxes involved.
Despite the hefty fee, Endrick has only played seven senior Brasileirao games for his club. In fact, the striker just made his Brazilian league debut two months ago. Nevertheless, the teen helped Palmeiras win the title for the 2022 season. The triumph was the Brazilian club’s record 11th title in their illustrious history.
Impressive record despite senior experience
Endrick also became the youngest goalscorer in team history when his netted a brace in his fourth senior appearance. The two goals came against Athletico Paranaense on October 25th.
Although he won’t be in Spain until 2024, Real could then have an all-Brazilian front line. Along with Endrick at center forward, the reigning LaLiga champions also have Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo as well. Vinicius, 22, typically features on the left flank, while Rodrygo, 21, is usually deployed on the right.
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