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Manchester City enter race for Real Madrid, Barcelona-linked Brazilian prodigy



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Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick is one of the most in-demand young prospects in football currently. Having burst onto the scenes at the Copinha tournament earlier this year, the teenage forward has captured the attention of some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Indeed, Real Madrid and Barcelona are staunch admirers of Endrick, with Los Blancos even said to be preparing a bid for the 16-year-old. However, the two La Liga heavyweights have now been joined by Premier League champions Manchester City in the race for the striker.

According to ESPN Brasil, Manchester City and Real Madrid will both send representatives to watch Endrick in action when Palmeiras face Fortaleza tonight in the Brazilian Serie A.

The teenager made his senior debut for the Verdao less than a month ago and has already made a big impression, bagging two goals and an assist in four matches.

He is likely to be called upon by manager Abel Ferreira against Fortaleza, in a match that could confirm Palmeiras’ league victory.

And both Real Madrid and Manchester City will reportedly have representatives present to keep tabs on Endrick and his performance.

Just 16 years old, the striker signed his first professional contract with Palmeiras only in July earlier this year, committing himself to the club until 2025. The deal is said to contain a massive release clause worth €60 million, which does not seem to be dissuading his suitors.

Reports suggest that Endrick has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, who have a good relationship with his family and entourage.

But Manchester City’s entry into the picture, coupled with Barcelona’s presence as well, not to forget PSG, will make for an interesting battle for the services of Endrick.

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.

Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.

The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.

Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid

Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.

However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.

To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.

This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler

The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.

Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.

This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.

It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.

Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.

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