Real Madrid agree deal to sign Brazilian 16-year-old prodigy Endrick | Football News

MADRID: Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign a Brazilian teenager Endrick of Palmeirasthe teams announced on Thursday, beating a host of top European clubs linked to the wonderkid.
The 16-year-old forward will join the European and LaLiga champions in July 2024, due to rules from world football’s governing body FIFA banning underage players from playing abroad.
Real are said to have beaten several top clubs, including Paris St-Germain, Chelsea, Barcelona, ​​Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, who were chasing the young hopeful.
Palmeiras and Real didn’t provide any details on the deal, but Brazilian media group Globo said the transfer would be worth 70 million euros ($74.88 million), the second-biggest in the world. the history of the Brazilian league only behind the 88 million euros that Barcelona would have paid. Neymar in 2013.
“I would like to thank Palmeiras for giving me everything necessary to become who I am today, for helping me achieve many of my dreams and for respecting my desire and that of my family to achieve a another dream,” Endrick said in an official statement. statement posted on the Palmeiras website.
“Until I join Real Madrid, I will continue to dedicate myself as I have always done to give Palmeiras even more on the pitch: more goals, more wins, more titles and even more joy. for our fans.”
Real said Endrick would visit the club’s facilities at Spain next week. His compatriots Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo were also signed from Brazil when they were under 18.
A standout talent from an early age, Endrick scored 170 goals in 176 appearances for Palmeiras academy.
Endrick, who has been at the club since 2017, was Palmeiras’ youngest debutant at 16 two months and 15 days before becoming their youngest goalscorer less than a month later.
He is the only player to have ever been crowned champion in all of the club’s age brackets – Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-20 and at professional level.


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