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The inside story of how Real Madrid pulled off Endrick’s transfer – report



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Now that it’s official that Endrick will play for Real Madrid from 2024, it’s important to understand how Real Madrid pulled off a deal that also involved a certain Paris-Saint German, a team owned by Qatar Sports Investments.

As reported by Spanish publication Dario SPORT, although Palmeiras decided to keep the price of the transfer ‘confidential’, Real Madrid paid €35 million in fixed while €25 million have been kept as variables.

In all, if the criteria (the specifics of which are still unknown) are met, the fee could go to €60 million and that would make Endrick the biggest sale ever made in Brazilian football.

Real Madrid’s whirlwind

It must be remembered that Endrick is represented by the same agent who also acts for Vinicius Jr. and he wanted to wrap up the former’s transfer to Europe as soon as possible. 

Furthermore, Endrick’s contract with Palmeiras was set to expire in 2025, meaning that if the Brazilian team had delayed, they would have lost the bargaining power.

Now, Real Madrid were keeping close tabs on the footballer’s trajectory and it was during the World Cup itself that they made an approach. At the same time, PSG were busy putting their body and soul into the World Cup as it happening in their country.

So in a way, the team from Ligue 1 were waiting for the world event to finish before putting in their heads into Endrick’s deal after having failed with their initial approach of €20 million in November.

Barcelona were not in the picture

Initial reports emerged that Barcelona, too, were eyeing a move but as SPORT claims, the team from Catalonia did not make a move in the first place nor did they make an official offer.

It’s not that Endrick’s camp did not meet with the Blaugrana. In fact, the two were in contact during the World Cup and even the player and his father met Xavi back in February, but the club’s delicate situation with regard to finances practically forced themselves out of the situation.

During the meeting, it was established that even if Barcelona want to make a move, the offer won’t arrive before until next summer. This is where Madrid chipped and this is why Barcelona did not feel betrayed.

In all, it was Madrid’s swift and expeditious approach that made this transfer possible.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown



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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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