According to Fabrizio Romano on the Here We Go Podcast, Real Madrid have entered into ‘advanced discussions’ with Palmeiras over the signing of 16-year-old wonderkid Endrick Felipe.
The teenage striker has emerged as one of the most in-demand young prospects in football currently even though he can only leave Brazil in 2024 after he turns 18.
The likes of Chelsea, PSG and Barcelona have all been credited with serious interest in Endrick. But it seems like it is Real Madrid who are making the big push to get the deal over the line for the forward at the earliest possible.
Indeed, as per the report from Romano, Los Blancos are really pushing hard to finalise the transfer and are in advanced discussions with Palmeiras over a possible switch.
At the same time, the reigning Spanish and European champions are also holding negotiations with the striker and his camp so that they can capture his services before a bidding war ensues.
Palmeiras, for their part, have been clear that any club will have to shell out the €60 million release clause amount in Endrick’s contract in order to sign him. And that could be achieved by including some add-ons in the deal, claims Romano.
Recent reports stated that Endrick’s camp would have had issues with Real Madrid if the club wanted to sign Erling Haaland from Manchester City in two years’ time as they do not see the two as compatible in Brazil.
However, with Los Blancos expressing doubts over the signing of the Norwegian superstar due to his wages and past injury record, the path seems to be clear for Endrick to move to the Santiago Bernabeu, unless Chelsea or PSG produce a late twist in the tale.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.