Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a bid to secure the services of 15-year-old Brazilian attacking sensation Endrick.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Endrick is starting to become a crucial target for Real Madrid to bolster their youth ranks. The Spanish giants are readying an offer to land the 15-year-old Palmeiras wonderkid, also a target for Barcelona and Manchester City.
Endrick is the latest Brazilian sensation to pop up on the radar of marquee clubs across Europe, with the teenage prodigy scoring goals for fun in youth-level games in his country. All of 15 years old, the Palmeiras whizkid has a staggering record of 167 goals in 170 appearances in age-group football.
The 15-year-old recently came into limelight following his debut at the Copa Sao Paulo, the most prestigious Under-20 tournament in Brazil. Endrick’s exploits in youth football has not gone unnoticed, with some of the most high profile clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid among his prospective suitors.
The Spanish giants are renowned to make forays in the Brazilian market scouring for the brightest young players in the country. Such an outlook has most recently fetched Real Madrid current first-team regulars like Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes, with the former, in particular, taking European football by storm.
The Merengues continue to be linked with Brazilian wonderkids, including Matheus Nascimento, with Endrick now emerging on their radar. And while Real Madrid will not be able to sign him till he is 16 years old, they are laying down the groundwork to secure his services, with an offer being prepared to sign him.
But the 15-year-old Brazilian attacking sensation is also a target for Manchester City and Barcelona, with the Blaugrana, like Real Madrid, reportedly readying a €45 million offer to prise him away from Palmeiras. So Real Madrid will need to be on their toes in pursuit of Endrick if they wish to land him soon.
Endrick’s referral comes straight from Juni Calafat, Real Madrid’s head scout who has been responsible for delivering the profiles of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes to Florentino Perez. But the valuation of the prepared offer is unclear, and it remains to be seen if it will be enough for them to beat Barcelona to Endrick’s signature.