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Palmeiras want €45 million plus add-ons for Real Madrid target Endrick – report
At the age of just 16, Endrick has become one of the hottest prospects in world football. He has mesmerized the onlookers with his blistering performances with Palmeiras, and it appears his performances have not gone unnoticed either.
Real Madrid are among the clubs interested in the services of the Brazilian whizkid, who is also targeted by Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
However, according to a report from Jorge C Picon, luring Endrick away from Palmeiras could be a tricky task for Real Madrid, primarily because of the player’s skyrocketing valuation.
Indeed, Endrick is believed to be valued at around €40 million currently. However, the value of the release clause could increase with each passing day, as the player continues to accumulate more experience in the Brazilian top flight.
Palmeiras are confident the value could rise up to €60 million, which is the highest cap in his release clause.
However, on a brighter note, Palmeiras are open to negotiations and could reach an agreement with a figure of around €45 million, although they will want add-ons and bonuses included that could take the total value to €60 million.
Real Madrid, for their part, are open to splashing such a fortune on Endrick, knowing he is one of the biggest prospects to come out of Brazilian football in recent years.
The club had spent lavishly on players such as Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in the past. They could do the same for Endrick, who is said to be keen on joining Real Madrid as well.
However, with other clubs also in contention, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Endrick.
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Real Madrid locker room angry with Barcelona midfielder’s ‘unsportsmanlike’ behaviour – report
While the evident frustration among the Real Madrid players was quite visible following the recent 1-2 defeat against Barcelona, the feeling of vexation was not really limited on the field.
Journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that once the players got into the dressing room, the environment had an air of anger and frustration.
Players from each team had a go at each other right till the end, especially the likes of Dani Carvajal and Arnau Tenas, who had to be separated by several members from both teams.
Interestingly, before the aforementioned incident, Barcelona midfielder Gavi was already causing some trouble on the field. The youngster did not shy away from putting his body on the line throughout the game and it annoyed Madrid players to the extreme.
First, he pushed Carvajal in one incident and after that, he entangled himself in an off-the-ball clash with Dani Ceballos. The Madrid midfielder first had a collision with Robert Lewandowski and as the game moved on, Gavi made note of the incident.
During the run of play, Gavi pushed Ceballos with his shoulder and it did not settle well with the Madrid players and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The players and the manager were disturbed by Gavi’s behaviour and considered it ‘unsportsmanlike’.
On the other hand, there was frustration involving refereeing decisions as well. It must be remembered that in the 82nd minute, Marco Asensio found the back of the net to send the Madrid fans into a frenzy.
The celebration, however, was cut short as VAR disallowed the goal for an extremely tight offside. “We are sad, frustrated,” a dressing room source told The Athletic. “What happened? A guy looking at a TV in Madrid has decided La Liga.”
Ancelotti, on his part, said: “The disallowed goal? I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m leaving with this doubt. If the VAR is sure.”
“I leave this match very proud. I don’t think we deserved to lose today,” he added.