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Endrick’s father denies reports of plans to visit Real Madrid: “There’s no travel scheduled”



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Last night, Brazilian publication UOL Esporte reported that they had learnt from Douglas Ramos, the father of Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick, that they will be visiting Real Madrid at the end of the month.

The report quoted Douglas Ramos stating that there were plans for the 16-year-old to visit Real Madrid’s training facilities and see what the club had to offer, following which they would inform the club of their decision.

However, in the latest interview given to Fabrizio Romano, Endrick’s father has denied making any statement regarding visiting Real Madrid for a tour of their facilities later this month.

“I didn’t give any interview, and I never spoke about any travel to Madrid in the next weeks. There’s no travel scheduled as things stand,” Douglas Ramos said.

Endrick has become a wanted commodity in the transfer market despite being just 16 years old and having made only seven senior appearances for Palmeiras so far.

Real Madrid have been tipped as one of the frontrunners to sign Endrick, although they face serious competition from the likes of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

Romano adds that the three clubs remain at the front of the queue to sign the 16-year-old Brazilian wonderkid, who has three goals and an assist in his seven first-team appearances for Palmeiras.

Endrick’s contract with the Brazilian club runs until the summer of 2025, although he is widely expected to leave the club a year before that, when he turns 18.

With a release clause of €60 million existing in his contract, it remains to be seen who among Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG come out on top in the race. It must also be noted that clubs like Barcelona and Arsenal are also interested in the 16-year-old sensation.

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25-year-old ‘impeccable’ star viewed as the leader of the Real Madrid defence



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According to MARCA, Eder Militao is seen as the undisputed leader of the Real Madrid defence, thanks to his ‘impeccable’ level of performances. The 25-year-old’s standing in the team has forced a duel between David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger for the second centre-back slot.

Militao arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2019, joining from FC Porto in a deal worth €50 million. While he made a slow start to life in Spain, the Brazilian slowly grew in stature from his second season at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Following the exits of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, Militao established himself as a permanent fixture in the backline for the Merengues and was a standout performer last season as they won the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League trophy.

The 25-year-old has carried on in the same vein of form this season as well, featuring in 35 matches across all competitions for Real Madrid, even chipping in with six goals.

The Brazilian international is seen as one of the best centre-backs in the world currently, with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti sharing that opinion.

“I may lose credibility if I say Vinicius and Militão are the best striker and defender in the world respectively but it’s the truth. I am honest. Militão lacks nothing,” he had said last month.

Militao is not only viewed as the leader of the Real Madrid defence, but has also grown into a leader within the locker room as well, with the player being loved and fully supported by his teammates.

Militao’s presence has meant that Alaba and Rudiger have had to battle it out for the lone centre-back slot. The former had enjoyed a stunning season last time out after joining from Bayern Munich in 2021, but has struggled with injuries and fitness problems this term.

As for Rudiger, the German arrived last summer from Chelsea and started out slow, but has grown in confidence and stature, especially in recent months. So much so that, his signing is already being regarded as a success within the club.

In Militao, Real Madrid undoubtedly have a long-term fixture at the heart of the defence. But with Rudiger and Alaba in their thirties, the Merengues must look to bring in one more player who can take over from them in the near future and can form a partnership with Militao.

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