According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid are among the clubs keeping tabs on the progress of Palmeiras’ wonderkid Luis Guilherme.
Los Blancos have already raided Palmeiras successfully for the signing of Endrick, who will be arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu in July 2024, when he turns 18.
Another Palmeiras prospect on Real Madrid’s radar
Now, the aforementioned report is keeping that Real Madrid have also shown an interest in Endrick’s Palmeiras teammate, Luis Guilherme.
The 17-year-old is an attacking midfielder by trade but can also play on the right flank or as a secondary striker.
He has made 23 senior appearances for Palmeiras while he also has played thrice for the club’s Under-20 side, in which he has two assists.
Guilherme will turn 18 in February next year and would be eligible to move to Europe in the summer transfer window of 2024.
Plenty of interest in Guilherme
While Real Madrid are looking at Guilherme, they are not the only European giant interested in the 17-year-old talent.
Indeed, the report claims that Manchester United and Chelsea are also keen on the youngster while Bayern Munich and Barcelona have also been linked.
It is further claimed that Guilherme has a release clause worth €60 million in his contract and Manchester United would be willing to activate it to sign him. As for Barcelona, they have ruled out a move for the teenage prospect.
Real Madrid chief scout Juni Calafat has signed some gems from Brazil in recent years and it will be interesting to see whether Guilherme joins that list in the near future.
Real Madrid youngster in line for significant minutes against Granada – report
Nico Paz was long hyped as Real Madrid Castilla’s brightest upcoming star. The media constantly kept the spotlight on the young Argentine through pre-season as he made a strong impression under Carlo Ancelotti in preseason.
His breakthrough eventually arrived, courtesy of Real Madrid’s injury crisis. He has now made two appearances for the team in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and even recorded his first goal for the club earlier this week against Napoli.
Taking his chances
As revealed by AS (h/t The Madrid Zone), Paz has impressed management with his cameo against Napoli and will be called up for Real Madrid’s clash against Granada tomorrow.
In fact, there is a good chance he sees significant game time on the night.
After all, Ancelotti is without the likes of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park.
With Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Jude Bellingham filling the starting spots, Paz serves as the manager’s first-choice backup off the bench.
Paz voices his elation
Paz’s introduction against Napoli changed the texture of the game, and it was only poetic that he got the goal that put Real Madrid ahead again on the night.
Speaking to the media after his special night, the Castilla star did not hold back on his emotions.
“This is a dream. For a moment I didn’t even believe it. Very happy to be able to help the team. I dared. I was in automatic mode, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I hit it and well.”
“This is also a message for the other youth players: it is possible to get there. Ancelotti congratulated me, and the whole staff. They are an incredible group and I want to thank them all,” he added, urging his Castilla teammates to keep pushing.