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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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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar



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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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