Endrick’s stock as one of the most coveted teenage players in world football is on the rise.
The 16-year-old has wowed fans in Brazil, where he impressed in Copinha earlier in the year with six goals in seven appearances.
Madrid’s top scout, Juni Calafat, has moved to place Los Blancos at the top for the Brazilian teenager.
Endrick admired his fellow Brazilian, Vinicius. The winger has become a mainstay at Santiago Bernbaeu.
The duo are said to have interacted on social media and the teenager is even said to have kept a t-shirt signed by him.
The Brazilian wants to emulate the career of Vinicius, who continues to flourish for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Vinicius has started the new season with 5 goals and 2 assists in 7 appearances.
It follows a historic campaign in the past for the Real Madrid forward, in which he scored 22 goals and 20 assists in 52 appearances.
Endrick recently signed a new contract with Palmeiras, keeping him at the Brazilian side until 2025. The new contract includes a €60 million release clause.
Endrick praises Real Madrid
Endrick praised the reigning European champions when interviewed by Marca this early year.
When asked what the La Liga giants mean to him, he said:
“They are a club that I love very much because of Cristiano Ronaldo, whom I always watch, with the four Champions League trophies he won there. I have a lot of love for Real Madrid because of Cristiano, although I also admire some of their history and they are a very good team.”
“I’m happy to know that they’re watching me and watching my games. I’m very grateful to God for that. I have to do more, it’s not good enough, I have to give more. I still have a way to go.
The teenage sensation was also asked about interest from rivals Barcelona in Real Madrid’s El Clasico:
“They are also a very good, spectacular team, with incredible players, some of whom have left, such as [Lionel] Messi, Xavi [Hernandez] and [Andres] Iniesta. It’s good that one of the best clubs in the world follows me as a player and as a person. I thank God very much. “