Chelsea have joined some of the European giants in FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool in the race to land Brazilian talent Endrick from Palmeiras. Endrick has been on the radars of Barcelona and Real since the start of this year after his stunning performances for the Brazilian club.
Diaro AS are the ones who have reported Chelsea’s interest in Endrick. The 16-year-old is also said to be keen on a move to Europe since garnering attraction from heavyweights in Barca, Real, Liverpool and now Chelsea. The report further adds that Chelsea have met with the parents of the teenager and been received with positive communication.
Endrick hints at preferring a move to Real Madrid
Endrick, who operates as a center-forward penned his first ever professional contract with Palmeiras last month. However, he could soon leave the club since a host of European giants are eager to grab the talented player. As per multiple reports from Brazil, Palmeiras have inserted a release clause of €40 million in Endrick’s contract which runs till the summer of 2025.
Chelsea have reportedly offered the Brazilian side €30 million plus €10 million in add-ons to lure the striker to Stamford Bridge. The Blues have been adding young talent to their squad recently with the additions of 18-year-olds Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa and Gabriel Slonina from MLS side Chicago Fire.
Next up on their list happens to be Endrick, who however seems more interested in joining Real Madrid. Talking to Marca earlier this year after he received an exclusively signed shirt from Vinicius Jr, Endrick had said: “He [Vinicius] was in spectacular form and he sent me this shirt. I support him a lot, also Real Madrid to win another Champions League. I thank him, I’m waiting for him here at Palmeiras. I have to send him a signed Palmeiras shirt.
He further confessed his love for the Los Blancos, stating: “They [Real Madrid] are a club I’m very fond of because of Cristiano Ronaldo, who I always followed, with the four Champions League trophies he won there. I have a lot of love for Real Madrid because of Cristiano, although I have also looked up some of their history and they are a very good team.
“It is very gratifying for me to know that they are watching me and seeing my games. I am very grateful to God for that. I have to do more, it’s not good enough yet, I have to give more. I still have a way to go.”