Palmeiras’ recent game against Coritiba saw Endrick making his much-awaited professional debut. The 16-year-old came on as a substitute in the 4-0 win, becoming the youngster player to represent Palmeiras in professional football.
According to 90 Min, Real Madrid scouts were among the ones in attendance during Endrick’s debut. The reigning European champions have been tracking the youngster for quite some time now, and are keen on securing his services in the near future.
The report suggests Real Madrid have subsequently held talks with Palmeiras over the youngster’s potential move to Santiago Bernabeu.
The club believe they have convinced the 16-year-old that his future lies in the Spanish capital. However, they are yet to reach an agreement with Palmeiras, while they are also expected to face stiff competition from other clubs such as FC Barcelona.
Although Real Madrid are believed to be the front-runner in the race to sign the attacker, no details have been sorted just yet.
After failing to sign Neymar in 2013, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has no desire to miss out on signing another Brazilian whizkid. Endrick, to that end, has emerged as the transfer priority.
Despite being only 16, many expect Endrick to make his professional breakthrough in the near future. However, FIFA rules dictate that the youngster cannot move to Europe until he is 18, meaning the player will remain at Palmeiras for the next couple of years, irrespective of Real Madrid’s negotiations with the Brazilian outfit.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.