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.
Brahim, Tchouameni start in a 4-3-1-2: How Real Madrid could lineup against Sevilla
Real Madrid are set to play hosts to Sevilla this evening, in what could prove to be a critical match in the context of the title race.
Although Los Blancos hold a formidable lead at the top of the table, the club are coming on the back of a disappointing result against Rayo Vallecano.
Dropping more points against Sevilla tonight could prove to be costly, especially with Barcelona and Girona breathing down their necks.
Potential Real Madrid lineup vs Sevilla
As Real Madrid approach this crucial game, coach Carlo Ancelotti has to make several arrangements, especially with so many players ruled out either due to injury or suspension.
Starting from the goalkeeper position, Thibaut Courtois remains out, which means Andriy Lunin should continue in between the sticks, ahead of the unhappy Kepa Arrizabalaga.
In the right-back position, Ancelotti is likely to opt for Lucas Vazquez, as Dani Carvajal is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the last game.
On a bright note, though, Antonio Rudiger is back and should return to central defence. He will be accompanied by Nacho Fernandez at the heart of Real Madrid’s four-man backline.
Elsewhere in defence, Ferland Mendy should continue to start ahead of Fran Garcia in the left-back position.
Moving into midfield, Eduardo Camavinga has been ruled out due to suspension. However, Ancelotti does have a myriad of options in the middle of the park.
Aurelien Tchouameni should continue to operate in the number six position, just behind the two interior midfielders Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.
Luka Modric is an option on the bench, should Ancelotti require more experience in the middle.
As for the attack, the Real Madrid frontline should be led by Brahim Diaz once again, even though he faces fierce competition from Joselu.
Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, on the other hand, are guaranteed choices in the wide attacking spaces, though Ancelotti does have Arda Guler and Alvaro Rodriguez as potential alternatives.