In a shocking development, Spanish publication Voz Populi is reporting that Real Madrid may very well be closing in on the signing of primary target Kylian Mbappe despite other media outlets suggesting otherwise.
Real Madrid have been silently watching from the sidelines as PSG and Mbappe were embroiled in a dramatic turn of events that saw the forward being reinstated to the squad after being frozen out initially.
And, it was suggested that Mbappe will now remain in Paris for another season and possibly even sign a new contract which would close the doors on a move to Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, it has been strongly reported in Spain that Los Blancos have shut up shop and are not planning on making any more signings despite the recent injury to Vinicius Jr.
Twist in the tale?
But, out of nowhere, Voz Populi is now reporting that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has decided to launch an offer for Mbappe and that the signing could be closed imminently.
The report adds that PSG’s owners in Qatar have decided to lower their asking price for Mbappe by €50 million, although the exact figures of the operation are not mentioned.
Either way, the Parisian giants want to sign Randal Kolo Muani and need to get rid of Mbappe in order to avoid breaching UEFA’s FFP rules as per the report.
As such, Mbappe could soon be allowed to leave with Perez agreeing to make an offer.
A never-ending saga
The report quotes a source close to the operation in the club claiming that Mbappe’s signing could take place in the coming hours.
It is further claimed that Mbappe would be on a contract worth around €50 million per year (gross) making him the highest earner at Real Madrid, although it would be lower than what he earns at PSG.
These reports must be taken with a pinch of salt though as other, more reliable outlets, continue to insist that the Frenchman will be staying in Paris, with the view of a possible free transfer in 2024.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.