Real Madrid have no plans of offloading key midfielder Federico Valverde amid speculations linking him with Liverpool, reports Fabrizio Romano.
Valverde has been long-linked with Liverpool, with reports in past transfer windows also suggesting interest from the Reds although nothing really has come of it.
Heading into the new season, Jurgen Klopp’s men are looking for multiple reinforcements in midfield leading to rumours of interest in Valverde yet again.
However, Real Madrid have no intention whatsoever of selling Valverde anytime soon. The Uruguayan international is a key part of the plans at the Santiago Bernabeu and an exit is not contemplated at all.
Valverde has grown leaps and bounds in stature over the past couple of seasons under Carlo Ancelotti, establishing himself as a permanent fixture in the starting XI, be it as a midfielder or on the right wing.
The 24-year-old made as many as 56 appearances across all competitions, racking up 12 goals and setting up seven more for his teammates.
Given the lack of options in attack heading into the new season and increased competition in midfield following the arrival of Jude Bellingham, there is a possibility that Valverde could be used on the flanks more frequently again.
Either way, Los Blancos have no desire to entertain any enquiries or offers for Valverde, who has a market value of €100 million. Furthermore, the 24-year-old is even seen as a future candidate to become the club captain.
So, in case Liverpool are seriously interested in signing the Uruguayan international, they would be better off looking elsewhere as Real Madrid will not let him leave for any price this summer.
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.