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Real Madrid have full confidence in Endrick despite youngster’s struggles in Brazil
It was December 15 when Real Madrid officially announced the signing of 16-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Endrick from Palmeiras. Los Blancos had agreed a deal worth €35 million plus another €25 million in variables, with the striker set to arrive in 2024, when he turns 18.
The signing was prompted after Endrick exploded last year, first at the Copinha tournament with the Palmeiras youth team, before making a first-team breakthrough and scoring three goals, playing a small part in their league title victory.
Following the signing, the spotlight was fully on Endrick ahead of the new season of the Brazilian Serie A. And under the limelight and the pressure that has come with it, the youngster has struggled badly to get going this season.
Indeed, Endrick has failed to score a single goal in his 12 appearances across all competitions this season. The youngster was spotted breaking down into tears on the bench in a recent game as well.
With things not going well for him, doubts are starting to creep in about the investment made by Real Madrid. However, according to AS, Los Blancos are not perturbed by Endrick’s lean run and retain full faith and confidence in the youngster.
Real Madrid understand that it is only natural for a 16-year-old to have some teething problems and are there are no alarm bells ringing at the club over the teenage sensation’s lack of goals.
Palmeiras, too, have maintained their faith and trust in Endrick. After the incident when the youngster broke into tears, manager Abel Ferreira had said:
“He must be calm, no matter how strong you are mentally, like Marquez, Federer, or whoever, nobody likes criticism. I just tell him to keep on training like he is doing because he will have a fantastic career.”
Endrick will be arriving at Real Madrid next year, once he turns 18 years old. For now, Los Blancos will be hoping that the striker rediscovers the spark that had made him a sensation overnight last year.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.