Real Madrid have agreed to sign 16-year-old Brazilian prodigy Endrick

Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Brazilian teenager Endrick from Palmeiras, the teams announced on Thursday.

The 16-year-old striker will join the European and LaLiga champions in July 2024, due to FIFA’s rules banning underage players from playing abroad. Real have reportedly trumped several top clubs, including Paris St-Germain, Chelsea, Barcelona, ​​Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, who have been on the hunt for the young candidate.

Palmeiras and Real have not provided details of the deal, but Brazilian media group Globo said the transfer would be worth 70 million euros ($74.88 million), the second largest in Brazilian championship history, only behind the reported 88 million euros for which Barcelona paid Neymar in 2013.

“I want to thank Palmeiras for providing me with everything it takes to become what I am today, for helping me achieve some of my dreams and for respecting my wish and that of my family to make another dream come true Endrick said in an official statement. statement published on the Palmeiras website.

“Until I get to Real Madrid, I will continue to commit myself as I have always done to offer Palmeiras even more on the pitch: more goals, more wins, more titles and even more fun for our fans.”

Real said Endrick will visit the club’s facilities in Spain next week. His compatriots Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo also came from Brazil when they were under 18. A standout talent from an early age, Endrick has scored 170 goals in 176 appearances for the Palmeiras academy.

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Endrick, who has been with the club since 2017, was Palmeiras’ youngest-ever debutant at 16 years, two months and 15 days before becoming their youngest-ever goalscorer less than a month later. He is the only player to ever be crowned one
champion in all club age groups – Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-20 and at professional level.

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