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PSG’s €20 million offer for 16-year-old Real Madrid transfer target rejected – report
It is no secret that Brazilian sensation Endrick is being monitored by the who’s who of European football at the moment.
The 16-year-old Palmeiras forward made waves at the Copinha tournament earlier this year after which he is being courted by top clubs across Europe. Real Madrid are one of the suitors of the young striker, but face competition from the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
And, as per a report from Libertad Digital, PSG have already made their first move to try and sign Endrick by tabling an offer worth €20 million. However, Palmeiras have swiftly knocked back the proposal made by the Ligue 1 giants.
Endrick signed his first professional contract with Palmeiras in July earlier this year after he turned 16 years old. The young forward committed his future to the club until 2025.
Following that, he has even made his first-team debut for the Brazilian outfit, featuring in three games. While the youngster is set to score a senior goal, the potential and promise he has are there for everyone to see.
So, it should not come as a surprise that PSG, driven by key official Antero Henrique, made an attempt to lure Endrick and beat the rest of the competition by offering €20 million.
But their offer has been rejected by Palmeiras, who could demand as much as €70 million for the teenage sensation.
The report adds that Real Madrid’s chief scout, Juni Calafat, is receiving excellent reports from his right-hand man about Endrick.
Still just 16 years old, Endrick will only be able to leave Brazil after two years when he turns 18. But clubs will continue to try and seal his signing before that to avoid competition. With PSG having made their first move, it will be interesting to see if Real Madrid react or decide to wait.
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Ancelotti talks Mendy, Vinicius, Gavi, Tobias, Brazil job ahead of Real Madrid vs Valladolid
Real Madrid will be gunning to bounce back to winning ways when they lock horns with Real Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon.
Los Blancos were on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Barcelona the last time they were in action. The result meant that Carlo Ancelotti’s side have now fallen 12 points behind the Catalans in the La Liga title race.
The gap could widen to 15 points given that Barcelona are playing bottom-placed Elche later tonight. So, it becomes imperative for Real Madrid to make sure that there are no more slip-ups if they are to have any hope of pulling off a comeback in the title race.
Ahead of the game at the Bernabeu on Sunday, manager Ancelotti addressed the media, and discussed Ferland Mendy’s fitness situation as well his future amid links to the Brazil national team, among various other things.
On the state of the squad: “We are fine. The internationals are in good shape. We were unlucky to have Mendy injured but we are ready.”
On the speculations about his future and links to replacements: “I’m not surprised that there are these rumours. It doesn’t affect me, it doesn’t worry me. I’m just focused on fulfilling my duties with this club and with this team.
“I’m still here until Real Madrid allow me to stay here. I’m very well and I feel the affection of the president, the fans and the players. We have two months ahead of us and then hopefully we can continue.”
On others’ opinions on the job he is doing: “Everyone can say what they want. I know I have a contract and I want to fulfil it. I don’t know what might happen in the future.”
On the Brazil national team rumours: “The reality is that the Brazilian national team wants me and I love it and I’m very excited about it, but then I have to respect the contract I have and I want to fulfil it.”
On whether he will retire after the Real Madrid job: “No. I’m not thinking about it now.”
On the contract renewals: “The atmosphere at the moment is very calm and very focused on what we have to do. What is being talked about in the press is an outside issue. We hear it but it’s not an issue that worries us. The players know very well what they have to do.”
On whether Vinicius would be treated differently if he played for another club: “If my grandfather had wheels, he would be a cart. There have been problems with Vinicius, Gavi, we must respect the players.”
On Vinicius Tobias: “He is progressing very well and like the rest of the Castilla players we will have to talk about his future when the season is over.”
On injuries: “We have the same problems as in other teams. Mendy has not had a good season. We will replace him well as we did when he was out.”
On Brazil Federation president Ednaldo Rodrigues: “If he wants to talk to me I would love to meet and greet him.”
On Barcelona getting an extra day’s rest ahead of Copa semi-final: “I’m not surprised, it doesn’t bother me. They have an extra day but we have time to recover and there is no problem.”
Source: Real Madrid Twitter