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Real Madrid waiting for Florentino Perez’s ‘yes’ to sign Brazilian wonderkid – report
A recent report from MARCA’s Mario Cortegana has offered an update on the future of Endrick. Widely regarded as one of the most talented youngsters in world football, the Palmeiras starlet has become a subject of interest for many clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid.
The reigning European champions are in an excellent position to sign the forward, who recently became the youngster goalscorer in the history of the Brazilian top flight, by netting a double in the win over Athletico PR.
The race to sign Endrick has already begun, with Paris Saint-Germain one of the clubs hoping to secure his services. The French champions have recently had their €20 million bid rejected by Palmeiras, who are holding out for at least €30-35 million, although his release clause stands at €60 million.
Although the Whites are yet to produce an official bid, they are working behind the scenes and are believed to be close with the player’s environment.
In fact, the entire operation could be dependent on simply a ‘yes’ from club president Florentino Perez. Real Madrid, after all, have harboured an excellent record of nurturing young Brazilian talents in the recent past, with Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo being the prime examples.
Endrick could well become the next one to join the ranks, although the Palmeiras youngster is not eligible to move to Europe until he is 18.
The attacker is currently at 16, but that will not stop PSG and Real Madrid from going head to head, in their pursuit of signing one of the biggest talents Brazil has produced in recent years.
Endrick made history recently as he scored a brace in Palmeiras’ 3-1 win over Athletico Paranaense. In the process, he became the youngest-ever player to score for Palmeiras’ first team at the age of 16 years and three months.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.
After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.
The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.
A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.
Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.
But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.
At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.
However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.
For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.