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Real Madrid consider 17-year-old Brazilian whizkid as the ‘star signing’ for 2024

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Real Madrid’s planning for next summer is already taking shape. The club are never known to rest on their laurels and thus constantly remains in search of potential opportunities in the transfer market.

However, apart from the desire to reinforce the squad with a Galactico next season, they are already anticipating the arrival of Brazilian prodigy, Endrick.

The Merengues beat several European heavyweights to his signing, striking a deal with Palmeiras that reportedly goes up to €70 million.

Once he finally turns 18 next summer, the player will be all set to make the leap to Spanish football.

Real Madrid rate Endrick highly

According to MARCA (h/t Madrid Zone) despite still being a mere teenager, Los Blancos admire Endrick immensely. The club is very delighted with what he has shown so far in Brazil.

At just the age of 17, two Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A titles have already been won by Endrick. Palmeiras finished the recently concluded season with 70 points, two points clear of second-place Gremio to win the championship.

In his last eight games, he scored six goals. He became the first player under the age of 18 to score at least ten goals in a Brazilian league season, a record not seen since Neymar in 2009.

Given how much he has shone in a short period at Palmeiras, Real Madrid consider him the ‘star signing’ for 2024.

Endrick also displayed an eagerness to walk in the footsteps of Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr, who arrived from Brazil and established themselves at Real Madrid.

“Vinicius and Rodrygo are spectacular players. They always send me messages and comment on my photos on Instagram. And knowing that one day I will be with them is a very good thing. I am very happy. But I need to live one day at a time. The future belongs to God.” he remarked.

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PSG president wanted Real Madrid to bear Mbappe’s €80 million loyalty bonus

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It is only a matter of days before Kylian Mbappe is officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player.

The French superstar announced his departure from PSG as a free agent recently and even though nothing is official yet, everything points to him arriving at the Spanish capital club.

An official announcement and presentation are expected to take place sometime before the UEFA Euro 2024 starts.

While the move is all but done, it appears that PSG, in particular president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, are left with a bitter taste over Mbappe’s imminent exit.

Al-Khelaifi wanted Real Madrid to pay €80 million

As has already been reported, Al-Khelaifi tried to convince Mbappe to snub Real Madrid by presenting various arguments which had no effect.

Now, French publication L’Equipe has brought forth a report which claims that the PSG president simply cannot accept the fact that Mbappe is joining Real Madrid for free.

And things are now happening behind the scenes which suggest that the Frenchman’s departure will be far from smooth and amicable.

Indeed, as per the report, PSG have not paid Mbappe his salary for the month of April as well as an additional bonus he was due.

This is because of the €80 million loyalty bonus payment that the club had made to the France captain back in February, even though he had waived it off after deciding not to renew his contract.

Headed for an ugly split with PSG. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

In August 2023, after he was frozen out of the team for refusing to extend his contract, Mbapp agreed to give up his loyalty bonus so that PSG do not suffer a huge financial hit as a result of his leaving as a free agent this summer.

However, Al Khelaifi made a U-turn and granted Mbappe the loyalty bonus in February this year, with the caveat that Real Madrid cover the €80 million as compensation for the 25-year-old leaving for free.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, refused that demand as he deemed that it was completely out of the question, as the La Liga champions are not obligated to pay for a player who will be out of contract in a few weeks.

A complete breakdown

Things have not been well between Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi ever since the player informed him of his decision to leave PSG.

The report suggests that the pair are no longer on speaking terms and that lawyers are involved in trying to resolve the matter of the unpaid dues.

PSG are looking for written confirmation that their all-time top scorer will waive the €80 million, which he had agreed to in the past, only for the club to make the payment.

As for Mbappe, he wants the money he is owed as part of his salary which was not paid in April.

Al-Khelaifi has not had the best relation with Perez either and this development further escalates the situation.

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