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Real Madrid waiting for Florentino Perez’s ‘yes’ to sign Brazilian wonderkid – report

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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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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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