Speaking in an exclusive interview with TNT Sports Brazil, future Real Madrid player Endrick has welcomed the possibility of PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe joining him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid signed Endrick in December last year, shelling out a fee of €35 million plus €25 million in variables for the Palmeiras wonderkid.
As he was still 16 at the time, Endrick has stayed in Brazil and will only be joining the Merengues in the summer of 2024.
And the Brazilian prodigy’s arrival could coincide with long-term Real Madrid transfer target Kylian Mbappe.
The PSG superstar is in the final year of his contract at Parc des Princes and has shown no indication of wanting to renew despite the club’s attempts.
A move could have taken place this past summer itself but the Frenchman ended up staying in France for another season.
Amidst the growing possibility of Mbappe joining Real Madrid next summer, Endrick welcomed the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner’s arrival, saying:
“I’m a Real Madrid fan, so the more good players there are, the better. It would be great if he came.”
This is not the first time Endrick has spoken about Mbappe to Real Madrid, having previously expressed his desire to play with the Frenchman and Vinicius Jr.
“He’s a cracking player, a cut above the rest. He’s decisive, spectacular, super-fast and he dribbles better now,” Endrick said.
“Playing with both Vinicius and Mbappé would be wonderful. They’re both spectacular and I’d be really happy to play with such great players.”
Real Madrid wish to secure a pre-contract agreement with Mbappe in January next year so that he can join the club as a free agent in the summer.
In case that is not possible, the Merengues have identified alternatives such as Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez of Manchester City.
Video: Real Madrid vs Las Palmas ends in dispute between Ancelotti and star forward
Real Madrid’s game against Las Palmas this midweek was an important one for the club.
The Spanish giants secured a 2-0 victory over the Canaries. But more importantly, the game witnessed the return of Vinicius Junior, who was coming back from an injury.
However, it was not the most pleasing return from the Brazilian, who had an altercation with head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Dispute ends without a handshake
A video has surfaced recently which shows that Vinicius Junior and Ancelotti even ended the game without even shaking hands.
The altercation started when Ancelotti was seen talking to Vinicius, asking him to play more freely.
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Vinicius, though, was not happy with the Italian’s tactics. He pointed out his disagreement with Ancelotti and highlighted the team’s lack of structure.
Ancelotti continued to yell at the Brazilian, asking him to play a certain way. The matters turned worse when Vini continued to turn his back on the Real Madrid coach.
After the final whistle, the Brazilian international did glance past Ancelotti without even shaking his hand.
Ancelotti under pressure
This is a worrying sign for Real Madrid and an indicator that the team is not entirely happy with Ancelotti, who has faced criticism despite a relatively good start to the season.
Although the Real Madrid board has continued to back the former AC Milan and PSG coach, the Italian is certainly running on thin ice.
The upcoming games against Girona, Napoli and Osasuna could be crucial as Real Madrid look to maintain their winning momentum, especially following a derby defeat to Atleti.
In the meantime, Ancelotti must definitely have a word with Vinicius and calm the Brazilian, knowing the attacker could play a key role in revving up the team’s offensive unit in the coming weeks.