Real Madrid are going through an important transition period right now, which is why the club have invested big in talents such as Jude Bellingham, Endrick, and Aurelien Tchouameni in recent years.
At the same time, the club have put more focus on the development of academy players, with Nico Paz seemingly emerging as one of the hidden gems.
The 18-year-old midfielder from Argentina has a great rapport with Carlo Ancelotti, who holds him in high regard.
Even the first-team players seem to love Paz, who has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence in Real Madrid’s youth setup lately.
Nico Paz to make his debut soon?
In a major development, it seems Nico Paz has been included in Real Madrid’s La Liga squad, which is a testament to his rapid growth.
The midfielder, after all, was a part of the Real Madrid matchday squad for the recent game against Almeria.
❗️Official: Nico Paz has been registered as a first team player for Real Madrid with La Liga. pic.twitter.com/SDYz2Kc7AG— Madrid Universal (@MadridUniversal) August 21, 2023
Although he was only an unused substitute, his presence in the squad was enough to indicate the level of trust Ancelotti has in the young midfielder.
Now with Paz becoming a part of the La Liga squad, it has been made clear that Ancelotti see him as a viable first-team option for the club.
The Spanish giants currently have no shortage of quality options in the middle of the park. They are boasting an ideal blend of experience and youth.
But with Luka Modric, who is reportedly unhappy with his role in the team and Toni Kroos currently in the final phase of their respective careers, having options such as Nico Paz could be useful for the team.
However, it will be equally important for the youngster to live up to his potential and put up some good performance, if he truly wants to become a part of the Real Madrid project in the long run.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
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.
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.