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Real Madrid agree fee for teen star Endrick



Spanish giants Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a massive fee with Palmeiras for wonder boy Endrick. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has suggested the 16-year-old striker will cost around $75 million. Due to his age, the player cannot technically move to Real until he turns 18 in the summer of 2024.

The six-year contract will keep Endrick at the Spanish club until 2030. For now though, the youngster will try to advance his game with his current Brazilian club.

The two parties agreed on a transfer fee. However, the deal is far from final. Endrick has yet to accept the move and sign a contract with Real Madrid as well. However, these obstacles are not expected to be hard denials.

Real Madrid wins the Endrick draw

Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have also expressed interest in the teenager, but may have balked at the price. Endrick’s buyout clause was reportedly around $63 million. Real exceeded the clause in attempts to defend itself from the competition, as well as pay the corresponding taxes involved.

Despite the hefty fee, Endrick has only played seven senior Brasileirao matches for his club. In fact, the striker just made his debut in the Brazilian league two months ago. Nevertheless, the teenager helped Palmeiras win the title for the 2022 season. The triumph was the Brazilian club’s record 11th title in its illustrious history.

Impressive record despite senior experience

Endrick also became the youngest goalscorer in team history when he netted a brace in his fourth senior appearance. Both goals came against Athletico Paranaense on October 25.

Although he won’t be in Spain until 2024, Real could then have a . Along with Endrick as a center forward, the current LaLiga champions also have Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo. Vinicius, 22, usually plays on the left flank, while Rodrygo, 21, usually plays on the right.

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