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Real Madrid willing to offer €35-40 million for Brazilian whizkid
Endrick has been no stranger to speculations linking him with a move to Europe recently, with a host of clubs interested in securing his services.
Widely regarded as one of the most talented players to come out of the Brazilian youth ranks, Endrick has raised many eyebrows with his explosive performances this season. At the age of just 16, he has already earned a breakthrough in professional football.
In light of his rapid rise to prominence, Real Madrid are among the clubs weighing up a move for Endrick. Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are thought to be other clubs interested in his services, with the former even reportedly submitting a €20 million offer.
However, according to Tomas Gonzalez (h/t Madrid Zone), Real Madrid are prepared to beat that figure by forking out a fee of around €35-40 million for Endrick. They feel it is adequate for the Brazilian whizkid, who does prefer a move to Santiago Bernabeu ahead of other clubs.
But luring him away from Palmeiras is not going to be a walk in the park. According to the same report, it appears the Brazilian giants are not happy with the figure Real Madrid are offering and are holding out for a fee of ̉€45 million.
It is quite a fortune for a player who has just made his breakthrough in professional football. But given the youngster’s unmatched potential, Palmeiras believe many clubs will be willing to meet the figure.
Real Madrid are among the clubs in contention to do so. The Whites have already enjoyed immense success with their investment in Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in recent years, and they could hope that Endrick can follow the same path, in his quest to earn a breakthrough in Europe.
However, the youngster will not be allowed to move to the continent until he is 18, meaning Real Madrid can only accommodate him as part of the first team in 2024.
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Real Madrid pose concern over veteran midfielder’s duties with national team
Real Madrid are surprised that Luka Modric continues to play for Croatia despite his age and the physical demands of international football, reports Jorge Picon (h/t Madrid Xtra).
The club have reportedly been concerned that the midfielder’s involvement with his country has been taking a toll on his performance at the club.
Modric is one of the most successful players in Real Madrid’s history, having helped the team win five Champions League titles and three La Liga titles since joining in 2012. He has also been an important player for Croatia, helping his country reach the World Cup final in 2018.
However, Real Madrid officials are worried that Modric is overworked, with the midfielder playing almost 30% of his minutes this season for his national team. It is worth noting that he played in the 2022 World Cup with Croatia, helping his nation achieve third place.
They fear that this could lead to burnout or injury and have urged Modric to consider retiring from international football.
Despite these concerns, Modric has been adamant that playing for his country has not affected his performance for Real Madrid. He has insisted that he is still able to give his best for both club and country. It appears he has no intention of retiring from international football anytime soon.
The issue of Modric’s international career is just one of several challenges Real Madrid are facing in their bid to renew the contract of the former Tottenham star.
The club are currently going through a transition period, with several key players approaching the end of their careers. Modric has been notably linked with a move to Saudi Arabia as well, sparking uncertainty over his future at the club.