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Endrick talks Real Madrid move, Vinicius Jr, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ancelotti



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Real Madrid’s new signing Endrick has revealed that the likes of Vinicius Jr and Cristiano Ronaldo are the reason why he chose the team from the capital city above all. 

Speaking in an interview with Spanish publication MARCA after attending a charity match at the iconic Maracana Stadium – where Everton Ribeiro and David Luiz were also the participants – the 16-year-old spoke about his move to Real Madrid.

The teenage striker, who will officially join his new team in the summer of 2024, said that while he is at Palmeiras at the moment, he will be supporting Madrid for the rest of his tenure in Brazil.

“I am very happy, I thank God very much but I have my feet on the ground,” said the youngster. 

“I haven’t won anything yet. I thank God very much for the present, the future only belongs to God. In 2024 when I go to Real Madrid I hope to have good seasons. At the moment I am at Palmeiras, but I will be supporting them from afar. 

“May Vini, who is my friend, have a great season, Eder, Rodrygo, and may Real Madrid win more Champions Leagues, La Liga titles, and the Super Cup now,” he added.

It must be noted that apart from Real Madrid, the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea were well within reach of the youngster. Hence, the race came particularly came down to personal preference and Endrick explained why he chose Real Madrid.

“Real Madrid is a very big team, and Vini had sent me messages and gave me more hope. Cristiano too, who is my idol, played for Real Madrid. 

“That’s why I chose Real Madrid and I think it’s the right choice. God has always been with me and he has told me that it is the best path,” he explained.

Endrick also revealed that he had a long conversation with Vinicius Jr about Real Madrid and the latter gave him a lot of tips about the team. “Several tips,” he said. 

“I couldn’t even talk here because there have been a lot of tips, I would be here telling it for a long time, but I keep them to myself. But he has not given me advice just for now but for my whole life. 

“He is my friend and I think this friendship will last for many years. I hope I can exchange a lot of passes with him and score goals.”

Lastly, the 16-year-old admitted that he also spoke with his new manager Carlo Ancelotti and the Brazilian contingent of the team. 

“Yes, I spoke with Ancelotti, Rodrygo, Eder, with the Brazilians. I thank God very much for everything that happens in my life and I hope that many good things will still come, but you have to keep your feet on the ground, have humility and persevere,” he concluded.

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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich



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Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.

A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.

Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.

This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.

However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.

It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.

The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.

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