Real Madrid’s recent emphasis on the Brazilian market has been yielding fruit for the Galácticos.
From once being regarded as the club that provided established superstars a platform to spread their wings on the biggest of stages, club president Fiorentino Perez has been diverting his focus toward the development of young prodigies.
Vincius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes are two prime examples of youngsters thriving in the Spanish capital with care and patience placed in their evolution.
Endrick is one of the Brazilians next in line to make the leap to Spanish football. His acquisition was made a while ago, but the prodigy has been honing his skills in South America before he ultimately joins Real Madrid next year.
Endrick’s endeavors exude optimism
Indeed, as per MARCA, with two outstanding goals, the young starlet has managed to put Palmeiras in the running for the Brazilian championship and has proven to everyone that joining Real Madrid was not an accident.
The report argues that Real Madrid have prepared the blueprint for Endrick’s growth once he arrives.
Instead of immediately placing him in the hot seat, Real Madrid are clear that the 17-year-old must proceed to grow as a player within the protection that the club will provide him. The objective is to reduce pressure, but not his presence.
He is only 17 years old, yet his maturity is evident whenever he represents Palmeiras, which indicates he will not find it difficult to adjust to the pressure of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid spent €35 million acquiring him, with an additional €25 million in variables, even though he was just 16 years old at the time, a further testament to his innate potential.
Real Madrid maintain full faith
While Endrick has endured spells of inconsistencies, he remains a lethal striker, and his two wonderful strikes for Palmeiras proved why he’s the right man for Madrid.
The Merengues do not worry about his play time and reports previously stated that Real Madrid retain total confidence in the 17-year-old sensation.
The possibility of Endrick donning the number 9 jersey next season is also on the cards if a high profile striker is not signed.
Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Napoli | UCL GW 5
Real Madrid are back in the Champions League following their impressive win against Cadiz on the weekend as they host Napoli at the Santiago Bernabeu for gameweek five.
They have already secured qualification to the round of 16, and even a point today would secure first place in the group.
With several players still injured, Carlo Ancelotti has opted for his best available starting lineup, with Daniel Carvajal taking responsibility of the captain’s armband at right-back. He will be aided by Ferland Mendy, who starts on the other side.
Meanwhile, in between them, David Alaba returns to the fold as the starting centre-back, partnering Antonio Rudiger. This duo has the responsibility of screening Andriy Lunin, who continues in goal in Kepa and Thibaut Courtois’ absence.
With both Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni out, Toni Kroos gets the chance to play as the holding midfielder for two games in a row. Federico Valverde retains his spot, as well, while Dani Ceballos comes in for the injured Luka Modric in central midfield.
Rodrygo will spearhead the team’s frontline as one of the two twin forwards, while Brahim Diaz gets the nod over Joselu. Jude Bellingham is the final, and arguably the most important piece of the puzzle, playing behind the front-two.
Confirmed Madrid XI: Lunin; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Ceballos; Bellingham; Diaz, Rodrygo