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Details of Endrick’s move to Real Madrid: €35m fixed fee, €2m salary, Golden Boy clause
Last week, reports emerged claiming that Real Madrid have practically closed the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Endrick from Palmeiras.
It was reported that Los Blancos had met the 16-year-old sensation’s €60 million release clause while they would also be paying an additional €12 million in tax commissions to land the young striker from the Brazilian club.
However, a fresh report from AS has now shed light on the details of the transfer agreement between Real Madrid and Palmeiras.
As per the report, Los Merengues will be meeting the €60 million release clause amount but as a fixed plus add-on pay arrangement.
Real Madrid have agreed to shell out a fixed fee of €35 million for the signing of Endrick with an additional €25 million included as bonuses based on the player meeting various performance-related objectives that are not easy to achieve.
Indeed, the report indicates that the agreement for bonuses includes clauses like Endrick winning the Golden Boy award, number of appearances made, number of goals scored and the titles he will win at the Spanish capital club.
Sources involved in the negotiations have told AS: “If Madrid manages to pay the €60 million it is because Endrick is worth at least €300 million.”
The report indicates that the agreement between all parties is complete but is yet to be made official due to bureaucratic issues. It will be registered on the FIFA TMS soon but will only become effective in 2024, when Endrick turns 18.
As for the contract details that the 16-year-old has agreed, the Brazilian prodigy will only be signing a three-year contract until 2027 as FIFA does not permit a longer deal for under-age players. However, there is an option for a further three-year extension until 2030 included.
Endrick will be earning a salary of €2 million per year gross for that duration, although there will be small increments with each passing season – similar to what Vinicius Jr had signed when he joined Real Madrid.
Apart from the fee being paid to Palmeiras, the Merengues will also be shelling out a signing-on bonus to the player, the value of which is undisclosed at this moment. Furthermore, the player and the club will share 50% of his image rights after he officially joins the club in 2024.
It is no secret that clubs like Chelsea, PSG and Barcelona were also in the hunt to sign Endrick. However, the youngster’s will to join Real Madrid played a key role in the Merengues’ clinching the deal, while talent-spotter Juni Calafat is also said to have had a huge hand.
Endrick is likely to arrive in Madrid to complete his medical sometime this week, following which the transfer will be made official, possibly before the World Cup is over.
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Rival watch: Barcelona midfielder essentially ruled out of Real Madrid clash
In what could be a real deal breaker for Real Madrid ahead of their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg clash against Barcelona, it has been revealed that as many as three Barça will be absent from the game while another key player remains a major doubt.
The list includes the likes of Pedri, Ousmane Dembele and Andreas Christensen. The trio is certain to miss the game through respective injuries while a certain Frenkie de Jong is more or less ruled out, as per Javi Miguel.
It must be remembered that Barcelona are heading into the second leg with a 1-0 advantage. But the absence of the aforementioned players means Madrid can work on exploiting the frailties.
Despite the absence of such big names, Barcelona did pretty well against Elche in their previous outing, coming out 4-0 victorious, with the goals coming from Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres.
With options lacking in midfield, Xavi decided to use the likes of Sergi Roberto and Eric Garcia along with Gavi in the heart of the lineup. In any way, they do have Sergio Busquets and Franck Kessie as backups if needed.
The defence, on the other hand, was perfectly guarded by Jordi Alba, Marcos Alonso, Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde.
One can expect Xavi to once again interchange Araujo with Kounde on the right since the Uruguayan has been rather successful in minimizing the threat of Vinicius Jr.
As far as Madrid are concerned, they are sweating over the fitness of three key defenders, namely, Antonio Rudiger, Nacho, and Ferland Mendy. Between these three, the Frenchman is out for about a month while Rudiger and Nacho are expected to be back before the Clasico.
If there are no casualties against Real Valladolid, Madrid will have a perfect midfield and attack, with only Mariano Diaz missing.