Palmeiras ‘gives permission’ to Endrick to discuss European transfer
Palmeiras has informed 15-year-old wonderkid Endrick’s representatives that he is free to start talks over a possible move to Europe, according to reports in Spain.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the teams to have been linked with Endrick, who dazzled at a Sao Paulo Under-20 tournament earlier this year and has been compared to Neymar.
The 15-year-old is still under a youth contract with Palmeiras, which comes with an €18m break clause, but domestic rules mean no Brazilian player can transfer to Europe until he turns 18 for any reason. way, as was the case with Real Madrid starlets Vinicius Junior. and Rodrygo.
In the short term, Palmeiras’ aim is to tie Endrick to a new contract and Brand expect that to happen in the near future, with Palmeiras keen to replace that €18m clause with one that would save him a move to another Brazilian side.
However, reports of a €100m clause are said to be far from accurate and Palmeiras are ready to be reasonable with Endrick and give him a price that would still be very accessible to Europe’s top flight.
€60m is the standard exit fee Palmeiras use for their youngsters, but Real hope the final sum will be closer to the €45m they paid to sign Vinicius Junior in 2017 and Rodrygo 12 months later.
Endrick’s representatives have reportedly been told they can speak with his European suitors to assess the level of interest in the youngster and determine what type of clause they should insert in his new contract.
One of the tricky details of signing young Brazilian players is reaching an agreement with their club to keep them until their 18th birthday. It’s rarely a real problem, but rather one that usually comes with a little extra expense.
Real Madrid, who see themselves as the frontrunners in the race to sign Endrick, have a good relationship with Palmeiras and hope it will help them emerge victorious.