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Real Madrid still in race for Barcelona target as decision on future yet to be made



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Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick is on the radars of several top clubs all across Europe. Just 16 years of age, the Brazilian whizkid has been the talk of the town all year after his stunning performances at the Copinha Tournament early in 2022.

The centre-forward has since continued to enhance his reputation with top performances at the youth level for club and country and is already close to making his first-team debut for Palmeiras despite his tender age.

Endrick even penned his first professional contract with the Brazilian outfit a couple of months ago when he turned 16, committing himself to the club until 2025, with Palmeiras even inserting a €60 million release clause.

Barcelona have been one of Endrick’s biggest admirers and have already been putting in the efforts to sign the 16-year-old prodigy.

Recent reports indicated that the Catalans held a meeting with the youngster’s entourage to confirm their interest in him and explain their plans. The same reports suggested that Barça would start negotiations with Palmeiras at the end of the season to close the deal as early as possible.

However, as per a fresh update from Diario AS, while Barcelona may have made the first move, the deal is far from done and their arch-rivals, Real Madrid, are still very much in the picture to swoop Endrick away.

It is claimed that the teenage wonderkid’s camp is yet to make a decision regarding his future and Real Madrid have the possibility to convince him to pick them over Barcelona.

The report further states that Endrick is represented by the same agency as Los Blancos’ superstar Vinicius Jr, which could be an ace up their sleeve. Notably, the 16-year-old also worked with Rodrygo Goes in a recent Nike commercial.

So, as things stand, the race for Endrick is far from over and both Barcelona and Real Madrid will continue to push for the capture of one of Brazil’s most exciting young talents.

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