There has been a lot of talk about Kai Havertz in Madrid over the past week. The German international was said to be one of Real Madrid’s options to reinforce the attacking department ahead of the new term, although there did not seem to be any progress on that front.
According to reports from Jose Felix Diaz of MARCA, Los Blancos have not negotiated officially for Havertz, nor do they intend to in the coming period. The club have other objectives, and the Chelsea star does not fit into them.
The Merengues’ decision to step away from the operation to sign him is understandable looking at the situation in the squad. He might be one of the generation’s best talents, but Havertz’s profile simply offers nothing to Real Madrid beyond what they already possess.
Los Blancos are primarily looking for a striker at the moment given the mass exodus from the department, and the youngster is far from a finisher in front of goal. He is, however, a phenomenal playmaker but Real Madrid have ever players in that suit.
Jude Bellingham, the club’s latest signing, is a player with a similar profile albeit in a slightly deeper position. The English star will provide the Galacticos’ setup with the versatility and playmaking they need, eliminating any purpose of pursuing Havertz.
Moreover, Rodrygo Goes is another player who, like the Chelsea star, operates well in the half-spaces in the attack.
Florentino Perez is this focused on signing Mbappe next year, and spending big in attack this summer thus appears to be off the table.
Given the €60 million price tag Havertz carries, that appears to be another reason why Real Madrid have aborted his signing.
In 35 Premier League for Chelsea last season, the 23-year-old scored seven goals and provided one assist. He also averaged 1.1 key passes per game and created five big chances.
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.