According to journalist Bruno Andrade, Real Madrid have agreed to pay the €60 million fee requested by Palmeiras for the most in-demand Brazilian forward Endrick.
Andrade quotes that the Merengues would meet the valuation in two parts, meaning that they are willing to a part of the mentioned €60 million immediately and the rest will be in the form of bonuses and add-ons.
Real Madrid’s advancement towards signing the 16-year-old was made earlier this week. As the journalist relays, the team from the capital city won the forward’s preference and it was only after this that they approached Palmeiras with an offer.
Having now agreed to pay the €60 million, Real Madrid seemed to have staved off several competitors, which includes Premier League side Chelsea, who were trying to get Endrick through the help of Thiago Silva.
Furthermore, the 16-year-old was also on the radar of Barcelona and even Paris-Saint German. The Ligue 1 side, in fact, saw an approach getting rejected by the Brazilian side in the past.
Back then, it was quoted that PSG agreed to disburse €25 million upfront while €20 million was reserved as bonus, but it was knocked back by the Brazilian outfit.
Interestingly enough, no official word has been released, but it is said that Real Madrid representatives recently had a meeting with Endrick’s father and his agents. And as Andrade quotes, the silence is a strong indication that an official agreement is close.
Furthermore, Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Xtra) is reporting that Real Madrid could close the deal before the end of this month.
Now, it is worth mentioning that even if Los Blancos make an announcement in 2022 or in 2023, the player can only become an official member of the team in July 2024 when he turns 18.
For now, all signs point towards Endrick becoming the next jewel from Brazil to make his way to Real Madrid.
PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025
As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.
All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.
And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.
Hakimi could return to Real Madrid
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.
Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.
However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.
And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.
The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.
Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.
As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.