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La Liga club take up permanent buy option for 22-year-old Real Madrid youngster

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According to Onda Cero (h/t AS), La Liga club Getafe have decided to activate the permanent purchase option for Real Madrid youngster Juanmi Latasa following his loan stint at the club in 2022/23.

Latasa was regarded as one of the brightest young talents coming through the ranks at Real Madrid. The 22-year-old striker scored 18 goals in 50 games for the club’s Castilla outfit before making his first-team debut for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

However, last summer, Latasa was loaned out to Getafe in order for him to continue his development. The loan deal included an option for the Azulones to make his transfer permanent at the end of the season.

Latasa did not have the greatest of seasons at Getafe as he barely got an opportunity to make an impact. Indeed, of his 21 appearances across all competitions, only three were starts and he managed only two goals.

So, there was some expectation that Getafe might not decide to buy him and that Latasa would return to Real Madrid, where he could serve as a replacement for Mariano Diaz and provide backup to whoever the new No. 9 will be at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, that will no longer be an option as Getafe have decided to make Latasa’s transfer permanent. The 22-year-old will now thus be a full-time player for the Azulones, although Real Madrid could still retain 50% of the striker’s rights.

As for the Merengues, they will need to beef up their attacking resources having lost Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard since the end of the season.

Harry Kane continues to be linked heavily but there are doubts about a move as Florentino Perez wishes to rope in Kylian Mbappe next year. A stop-gap option in the form of Joselu is being explored and it remains to be seen who ends up joining Real Madrid.

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Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano

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Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.

Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.

Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

Real Madrid impressed by Endrick

Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.

The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.

And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.

Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.

Real Madrid happy with Endrick. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Endrick also learning new languages

Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.

The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.

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