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Official: Real Madrid sign Endrick, player to join club in 2024
The saga is finally over. Real Madrid have officially announced the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Endrick. The player, still 16, will only be able to join the senior team in 2024, and until then, will play for Palmeiras on loan.
Comunicado Oficial: Endrick.#RealMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) December 15, 2022
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Endrick has signed a five-year deal, which will last till 2027, with the option to extend for another three years – until 2030.
There were several clubs chasing the Brazilian prodigy’s signature, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly having a bid rejected. Barcelona and Chelsea were also in pursuit, with Xavi even publicly expressing his desire to sign him.
At the end of the day, Madrid’s €60 million offer seems to have met Palmeiras demands the best. Further, the club will directly include him into the senior team, with no intention of sending him to play for Castilla.
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Turkish giants to go all-out to sign Real Madrid outcast – report
There is no way back for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid. The Belgian international has not given the management any reason to have faith in his abilities over his past four seasons at the club and is unsurprisingly the most important departure for the Merengues in the summer.
Hazard has one more year on his contract in Madrid. However, it is clear that Carlo Ancelotti does not trust him and that any potential replacement manager in the summer will echo his stance.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Fenerbahce are willing to go all out to sign Hazard this summer. The Turkish side have made the former Chelsea their prime target, yet face a steep task ahead of them.
The 32-year-old is hellbent on seeing out his contract with Los Blancos despite seeing his career sink right before his eyes. It thus becomes complicated for the party to lure away the forward, especially in a competition outside Europe’s top five leagues.
Fenerbahce attempted to sign the winger in the recently concluded winter transfer market. They reached an agreement with Real Madrid but failed to get over the line as they could not convince the player of the move.
The biggest obstacle for the Turkish side will be convincing Hazard to make the move by letting go of his lucrative contract in Madrid. The chances are slim, but not impossible.
Hazard has made just three league appearances and one start for Ancelotti’s side this season in La Liga, a steep fall from last season’s 18 and seven respectively.
His last appearance for the team came back in January when Real Madrid faced Cacereno in the Copa del Rey. In La Liga however, he last played in September 2022 in a 4-1 win over Mallorca.