It is no surprise that the best youngsters in the world of football have a host of clubs lining up for their signing. In the end, the player’s decision comes down to two aspects – the project and the money on offer.
The story of Erling Haaland last summer was similar. Close to ten top European sides attempted to sign the Norweigan International only for Manchester City to swoop him with their meticulous project and a massive paycheck.
Endrick’s saga seems to be going in a similar direction. Just 16 years of age, the Brazilian sensation is attracting interest from a host of interest from top clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid.
But, according to reports from Ge Globo, it is Paris Saint-Germain who have made the first move for the teenage prodigy. The Ligue 1 champions are prepared to offer Palmeiras a fee of €80 million for two of their star players – Endrick and Estêvão. However, the Brazilian side are not satisfied and are demanding more.
Endrick’s father, Douglas Ramos, had recently confirmed that PSG had officially begun negotiating with Palmeiras for the teenager. Now, the French giants are preparing a formal offer for Endrick and 15-year-old Estêvão.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s offer includes €50 million as a fixed fee with €30 million arriving as bonuses. Yet, Palmeiras want a fixed fee of €60 million for Endrick alone and refuse to accept anything less than his release clause.
PSG and Real Madrid are not the only clubs looking to sign the teenager. Chelsea and Barcelona are amongst the others in the running and it remains to be seen as to who is willing to meet Palmeiras’ demands.
Slowly but surely, the 16-year-old’s story is becoming the biggest talking point of the upcoming summer transfer window. While he cannot move to Europe for another two years at least, such a massive price tag could put pressure on the teenager from the get-go.
Real Madrid midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club
In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.
But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.
It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.
Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.
And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.
Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.
The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.
Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.