A telling update on the future of in-demand Palmeiras starlet Endrick has come to the fore late on Friday evening.Open in new window
The name of Brazilian sensation Endrick has of course long taken its name front and centre in the headlines across Europe.
This comes with the attacker, despite being just 16 years of age, having piqued the attentions of a number of the continent’s biggest clubs.
To this point, it is Spanish and European champions Real Madrid who have been most widely tipped to actually land Endrick.
Los Blancos, of course, have a stellar recent track record when it comes to developing young Brazilian talents, as evidenced by the ever-increasing influence of Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.
Some outlets in Spain even went as far as to claim last week that directors from the Bernabeu had flown out to Sao Paulo, in a bid to beat out the competition, and close an early deal with their counterparts at Palmeiras.
If the latest word stemming from Brazil is anything to go by, however, then, in fact, Real appear to have been forced into the background when it comes to the intensifying race for Endrick’s signature.
This comes as two rival European heavyweights position themselves at the front of the queue.
As per a report from ESPN Brasil, on Friday, a big-money offer for the club’s crown jewel was placed upon the table of Palmeiras.
The bid in question, worth a hefty €45 million, came by way of French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The transfer chiefs at the Allianz Parque, however, rejected the proposal out of hand, pointing towards Endrick’s €60 million release clause as a starting point for negotiations.
PSG, in turn, signalled their intent to imminently match this sum.
And yet, as things stand, Christophe Galtier’s side are viewed as underdogs to actually lure the Brazilian sensation to France’s capital over the coming months.
This comes with Premier League outfit Chelsea understood to have made clear that they too intend to cough up the required €60 million for Endrick’s services.
And the attacker himself, at present, is said to view Stamford Bridge as the ideal landing spot, keen to test his talents in the top tier of English football as soon as possible.