Three clubs are lining up a move for Brazilian wonderkid Endrick as the teenager could sign a pre-contract agreement this summer, according to reports.
The 16-year-old striker is widely considered one of the most exciting talents in world football, and netted on his first start for the club, helping his side clinch the Brazilian Serie A title in the process.
According to 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”.
But, there is no agreement yet, Endrick’s father confirmed.
“There’s nothing decided for Real Madrid or any other club. We’ve no preference yet”, he explained.
“We’ll decide in the next months, the club that will pay what Palmeiras want and show us the best technical project for Endrick, will sign the boy”
And, as per Fabrizio Romano, three clubs are currently pushing hard to land his signature, with the teenager not eligible to leave Brazil until 2024 but free to sign a pre-contract agreement anytime before then.
Real Madrid are certainly in the race for the teenager, but they face stiff competition from both Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea, with both sides keen to invest in youth in order to avoid inflated transfer fees down the line.
Palmeiras have already set out their stall, according to Spanish press. The Brazilian outfit 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.