Real Madrid’s dream to sign Kylian Mbappe two seasons ago began as something the management wanted but did not desperately need. If the team’s pre-season games so far are anything to go by, the situation has radically turned.
Karim Benzema’s departure was always going to put pressure on the young forwards.
Real Madrid’s recent defeats against Barcelona and Juventus go on to exemplify the need for a proven goalscorer in the ranks. The men in white created chances galore on both occasions but paid the price for lacking a finisher.
Many now feel that Mbappe’s immediate arrival is the need of the hour, but according to Mario Cortegana, Real Madrid believe that it is difficult to rope in the World Cup winner this summer.
The administration are waiting for the steps of Paris Saint-Germain and the player himself to see how it will progress.
What next for Mbappe?
Last month, Mbappe had two viable options on his table. Along with the option to leave the French club immediately, the youngster had the choice to renew his deal with them.
All that changed when he failed to communicate his decision by the deadline of July 31st.
PSG now see his sale to be the only way out and are even close to signing Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele as a replacement.
Reports suggest that Mbappe will not be called up for PSG’s Ligue 1 opener against Lorient on August 12th and it is clear that he will be banished to the stands if he does not leave.
The player is firm about his desire to sign for Real Madrid, and despite the pessimism within the club, the latest development turns the odds in their favour.
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.