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Real Madrid unlikely to pursue move for €60 million-rated Brazilian whizkid



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Real Madrid have never shied away when it comes to splashing the cash on young players from Brazil.

In recent years, the Spanish giants have poached stars such as Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior, both of whom have gone on to become a crucial part of the first-team setup.

Real Madrid are not expected to abandon their scouting mission in Brazil anytime soon either, with the club scouring the market for upcoming talents that can prove to be assets for the team in the years to come.

One of those targets was Endrick of Palmeiras, who is regarded as one of the most talented young players in Brazilian football right now. The youngster has already made a solid impression in the lower leagues and has notably scored six times in seven matches for the U20 setup.

However, according to a fresh report from Marca, Real Madrid are unlikely to pursue a deal for the Palmeiras whizkid at this very moment.

The reigning European champions are aware of the fact that Endrick, aged just 16, has to stay in Brazil for at least two more years before he can be eligible to move to Spain.

Real Madrid have also had their fair share of issues regarding La Liga’s rule of only registering three non-EU players in the squad. It has become a major obstacle in their quest to sign young talents from Brazil, even though Vinicius Junior was recently handed a Spanish passport.

However, the biggest obstacle for Real Madrid in their pursuit of Endrick could be the player’s hefty €60 million price tag. It is quite a fortune for a player who is yet to prove himself on the first-team level. Not to mention, the youngster will not be eligible to move to Santiago Bernabeu immediately.

Hence, Real Madrid are unlikely to pursue this transfer, though it will not come as a surprise to see them continue keeping track of Endrick’s progress in the coming years.

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Arsenal boss requests €25 million-rated Real Madrid attacker



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Marco Asensio is among the players who are facing an uncertain future at Real Madrid as we approach the second half of the campaign.

The attacker’s current deal at Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of the season. And despite showing glimpses of his potential during the course of this campaign, his continuity in the Spanish capital is far from guaranteed.

According to Fichajes, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has urged the club to push for an operation to sign Asensio at the end of the season.

The Spanish tactician has identified Asensio as an ideal candidate to reinforce his ranks in the attacking unit. The Real Madrid star, after all, brings in a wealth of experience, having featured in over 260 competitive matches for Los Blancos.

The forward’s tally of 53 goals and 29 assists is not bad by any means either. And given his versatility in the final third of the pitch, he could be a useful addition for Arsenal in the coming season.

But the Real Madrid camp will not too keen on offloading their star player. The club have been impressed by the attacker’s performance, which could potentially lead to a renewal offer later this year.

However, it must be noted that Real Madrid are yet to table any official offer for the attacker. In fact, it is Arsenal who have started laying the groundwork and are expected to meet the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, in London to discuss a potential move to Emirates Stadium.

It appears Liverpool are in the mix as well, though Arsenal remain the favourite due to the presence of Mikel Arteta. Barcelona, too, had showcased interest in signing Asensio in the summer, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the Spaniard in the coming months.

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