Brazilian starlet Endrick is set to cost any potential buyer up to €60m amid interest from across Europe, with the 16-year-old striker widely considered one of the most exciting talents in world football.
Endrick has already made his debut for the Palmeiras senior side, grabbing three goals and an assist in five games for the Brazilian outfit.
The wonderkid netted on his first start for the club, helping his side clinch the Brazilian Serie A title in the process, and is being courted widely across Europe. Real Madrid have previous when it comes to tapping into the Brazilian market, having recruited both Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in recent seasons, while Barcelona signed Neymar from Santos in a similarly high-profile deal in 2013.
Manchester City are also thought to have sent scouts to watch the sensation, who is comfortable playing anywhere across the front three. In fact, as per South American expert Tim Vickery “it is almost certain that he will move to Europe when he turns 18 in July 2024, with all the continent’s big clubs queuing up to sign him”.
However, he won’t come cheap. According to reports coming out of Spain, Palmeiras have set a €45m (£39m) price tag on the Brazilians head, while they will also demand a further €15m in performance-related add-ons. If he is as good as many make him out to be, he seems certain to cost any side willing to sign him a cool €60m.
While Endrick cannot move until he is 18 years old, as per FIFA regulations, he can sign a pre-contract agreement for 2024 at any point, including outside of the transfer window.