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Endrick’s father on Real Madrid rumours: “We have no preference yet”



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Real Madrid have stepped up their pursuit of Endrick. The Palmeiras whizkid is currently one of the hottest prospects in the transfer market, having recently made his professional breakthrough at the age of just 16.

A host of top clubs across Europe are vying for the signature of Endrick, even though he is not eligible to move to Europe until he turns 18 two years later.

Real Madrid are among the clubs interested and are even pushing for the signing of the young Brazilian. Talks between the Whites and Palmeiras are taking place as we speak.

However, Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also relayed words from Endrick’s father Douglas, who has suggested that nothing has been agreed with Real Madrid or any other club in Europe just yet.

“There’s nothing decided for Real Madrid or any other club. We’ve no preference yet,” Douglas said, before going on to add that any club who are willing to meet Palmeiras’ price tag and are offering intriguing sporting prospects will sign the player.

“We’ll decide in the next months, the club that will pay what Palmeiras want and show us the best technical project for Endrick will sign the boy,” he added.

Despite their interest in the player, luring Endrick away from Palmeiras could prove to be a tough ask for Real Madrid. There are reports that suggest that the Brazilian giants could hold out for a fee of up to €60 million for the player.

It is a fortune for any 16-year-old, especially for one who is not even eligible to move to Spain until he is 18. However, Real Madrid have registered a good record of nurturing Brazilian talents in the recent past and it will be interesting to see if they are willing to splash the cash this time out.

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Real Madrid have made Man City defensive target a top priority for the summer



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Although Antonio Rudiger has had success since joining Real Madrid last summer, the club are in need of more depth and players that can form the backbone of the defensive unit in the years to come.

As part of their plans, Real Madrid are prioritising a move for Josko Gvardiol in the coming summer, reports 90 Min.

The outlet suggests Gvardiol will be one of the most wanted prospects in the market, with both Real Madrid and Manchester City eyeing a move for the Croatian international come the end of the season.

Formerly of Dinamo Zagreb, Gvardiol has enjoyed immense success since his move to the Bundesliga in 2021. He has impressed onlookers with his skill, organisation and discipline, which, coupled with his versatility, make him an appealing target for any European giant.

Gvardiol was also one of the top performers at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, helping Croatia finish third in the competition. His performances have not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid among the clubs who have been keeping an eye on the defender for a while now.

However, signing Gvardiol will be a tricky task for Los Blancos. The player still has a long-term contract at Leipzig and could cost up to €85 million, as reported by 90 Min. Not to mention, the competition from Man City could be significant.

Real Madrid have no shortage of alternatives, though, with the club notably closely monitoring Portuguese defensive whizkid Antonio Silva, among others. So it will be interesting to see how the Spanish giants approach the market in this coming summer.

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