Last season, Jeremie Frimpong’s offensive skills were highly relied upon by Bayer Leverkusen. The Netherlands right-back was a key contributor to Xabi Alonso’s dynamic Leverkusen team, scoring nine goals and dishing out eleven assists last campaign.
Now, with the marauding full-back attracting interest from a variety of top European sides, he has come out to showcase his desire to play for Real Madrid if the opportunity ever presented itself.
Frimpong adds fuel to the fire
Real Madrid have invariably been considered the cream of the crop for young players looking to make a name for themselves.
And Frimpong is a player that has been linked with a move to the Merengues in the past as a reinforcement at right-back.
In an interview with MARCA, the player spoke about a number of subjects related to the world of football and acknowledged the rumours tying him to a move to Real Madrid.
When asked if he would like to be Vinicius Jr.’s teammate one day, the 22-year-old answered with resounding optimism.
“Yes, of course, I would love to. He is a great player. Who knows? Maybe one day,” he stated.
Vinicius has morphed into one of Europe’s most deadly wingers, and the prospect of pairing him with an offensive full-back like Frimpong is sure to be spine-tingling for Madridistas.
Real Madrid have lately been accused of not aptly recruiting for the right-back position, with Dani Carvajal, an aging veteran, currently handling the reigns. Backup choice Lucas Vazquez is also in his thirties.
If the Merengues decide to look in the market, Frimpong could prove to be an excellent buy, especially with the player already an admirer of Madrid’s star man.
The Dutchman’s ascent has been spectacular since he left the Manchester City academy in 2019. Now he has flourished as a ferocious wing-back under Xabi Alonso’s guidance and looks to be an avid admirer of Madrid.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.