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Real Madrid will have to shell out €70 million to sign Brazilian prodigy



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Ever since Endrick’s name has started to do the rounds, Real Madrid have been speculated with a move for him.

Touted to be Brazilian football’s next biggest superstar, it has seemed almost destined that 16-year old will join the European champions one day, much in the same vein as the likes of Casemiro, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.

A new revelation has suggested what it would take for Los Blancos to complete the coup of the teenage sensation.

As per a report by Mundo Deportivo, Palmeiras have set a whopping price tag of €70 million to sanction the sale of the youngster.

Alongside Barcelona, Real Madrid’s scouting team have been tracking Endrick’s progress, led by Juni Calafat. Ultimately, any potential move will only take place in 2024, when the wonderkid turns 18 years old.

At first glance, it is likely that Madridistas scoff at the valuation for Endrick, considering he remains an unproven commodity in Europe.

However, this is not uncharted territory for the La Liga champions, considering they paid staggering fees of €46 million and €45 million for Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo, respectively.

At the time, it seemed as if Real Madrid had gone over the odds to secure the arrivals of both players, who were merely tipped to become superstars one day.

Fast forward to 2022, and Vinicius Jr. is a strong contender in the Ballon d’Or race, while Rodrygo is one of the most well-rounded young forwards in the continent.

Considering Endrick is considered a generational talent amongst many in the Brazilian football circuit, Carlo Ancelotti’s men may well go all in to ensure they beat the competition for his signature.

However, only time will tell whether Real Madrid consider Endrick to be a player worth €70 million in 2024.

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  1. Alfred mamman

    October 11, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Nice one. Hope we sing him before bacelona do.

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Key Real Madrid defender still not 100% fit ahead of Club World Cup semi-final – report



Carlo Ancelotti heads into the FIFA Club World Cup in a pressure cooker situation. The pressure on the manager’s shoulders is immense, for his job could be on the line after Real Madrid’s poor run of form.

The injury situation does not favour the Italian tactician either. Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema, Eder Militao and even Thibaut Courtois are out of the semi-final against Al Ahly, leaving him very few options to play with.

According to reports from Jorge C Picon, David Alaba too is not completely fit yet. The Austrian International was given the medical all-clear and entered the squad for Real Madrid’s game against Mallorca, yet started on the bench as he was not at 100%, and that remains the case ahead of tonight’s clash.

The report, however, adds that his mere inclusion in the squad comes as a breather for Ancelotti. Alaba is highly valued by the technical staff, not only for his reading of the game on the field but also for his leadership.

The defender has already missed seven games for Los Blancos since sustaining a muscular injury against Villarreal at La Ceramica. He did indeed come off the bench for under half an hour against Mallorca, but will likely not be risked to start on Thursday. 

In his absence, Nacho Fernandez and Antonio Rudiger are expected to take centre stage in defence in Morocco. Eduardo Camavinga, meanwhile, could start as left-back again.

Alaba has played 17 games for Los Blancos this season and was one of the players with the most minutes until his injury. In his league campaign so far, he has scored one goal and provided three assists while also averaging a key pass every ninety minutes.

It remains to be seen if the Austrian recovers completely in time for the Club World Cup final should the European Champions make it. As it stands, using a cautious approach is in Real Madrid’s best interest.

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