Barcelona will soon begin negotiations to secure the services of 15-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Endrick, who could arrive at Camp Nou in two years.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona will look to secure an agreement to bring Endrick to Catalonia when he turns 18. The Catalan giants will soon open talks with Palmeiras to discuss a move for the 15-year-old Brazilian wonderkid.
Endrick is one of the most promising young footballers in the world, with the teenage prodigy displaying the quality that belies his age. The youngster is currently a member of the Palmeiras under-20 side despite being 15 years old. He burst into the limelight when he became the MVP at the Copinha, the most prestigious youth competition in Brazil.
Since then, Endrick has gone from strength to strength, making his debut for the Brazil under-17 team at the Mundialto de Montaigu. The Brazilian wonderkid scored five goals to become the player of the competition while helping his nation win the tournament for the first time in 38 years. And the player’s exploits have not gone unnoticed, with some of the most high profile clubs in Europe, including Barcelona, setting their sights on him.
The Catalan giants are renowned for foraying into markets in Europe and beyond to add prodigious youngsters to their famous La Masia academy before they become first-team stars. Such an outlook has fetched Barcelona several of their legendary players and current first-team stars like Gavi, Pedri and Nico Gonzalez.
Excl. Brazilian top talent Endrick [born in 2006] has reached an agreement with Palmeiras to sign first professional contract. Deal agreed until July 2025. ⭐️?? #transfers
Important detail: contract will include release clause for €60m. Huge one as European top clubs want him. pic.twitter.com/aMrtj943WZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 16, 2022
Endrick is the latest wonderkid to emerge on Barcelona’s radar, with the Blaugrana reportedly ready to pay the big bucks to secure his services. And Barcelona could soon open talks with Palmeiras to discuss a transfer for the 15-year-old, who will be eligible to move to Europe when he turns 18 in two years.
But first, Endrick will sign his first professional contract with Palmeiras, which will reportedly bump his release clause to €60 million. After showing promise in his displays in age-group football, Endrick seems ready to take the next step in his career.
The Brazilian prodigy could make his Palmeiras first-team debut soon, and if negotiations progress smoothly, he could become the first wonderkid from his nation since Neymar to move to Barcelona. But with Real Madrid also reportedly keen on signing Endrick, it will be interesting to see how this transfer saga unfolds in the coming weeks.