Real Madrid’s interest in Palmeiras forward Endrick is more than evident. But what Jose Felix Diaz has written for MARCA comes as a surprise.
According to the journalist, Real Madrid are leading the race mostly because of their approach. They were the first team to invite the footballer and his parents to let them know about the environment he would be getting if signed in 2024.
So for now, all bases are covered as the footballer’s representatives are aware of what Valdebebas is like.
Furthermore, months after his parents’ visit, representatives from the Madrid team travelled to Brazil to see Endrick in action in his first game as a professional footballer.
It is understood that those sitting in the Madrid offices are treating Endrick as a priority. The reason being the interest he has developed across Europe. But for now, all the suitors can do is watch him in action in Brazil because he is only 16 and it won’t be before 2024 that he can arrive in England.
At the same time, Real Madrid are also keeping close tabs on Erling Haaland, but signing him is no longer seen as a priority, due to wages and his fitness record.
Diaz writes that the Madrid entity has its doubts over the forward’s injury record, which is, in fact, the main concern. On top of that, his salary, which is quoted to be around €1 million per week is another roadblock.
As it turns out, Endrick and his representatives are aware of what Madrid thinks of Haaland. The 16-year-old’s camp does not want him to coincide with the Manchester City superstar at the same place and time as they see the duo as incompatible and it could hamper the youngster’s progress.
Hence, with Real Madrid not prioritising a move for Haaland, their chances of landing Endrick have gone up. The European champions have the edge but in order to close a deal, they must shell out as much as €60 million for the Brazilian, which is his release clause with the Sao Paulo-based team.
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.