Chelsea, Manchester United rival Barcelona, Real Madrid in Endrick pursuit

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly ramping up their efforts to secure the services of Endrick, a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid.

According to reputed Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on signing Endrick from Palmeiras once he turns 18. The 15-year-old Brazilian prodigy is also a target for several other European bigwigs, including Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Endrick has the world at his feet at the tender age of 15, with some of Europe’s most high-profile clubs scrambling to secure his services when he becomes eligible to move to the continent. The teenage wonderkid came into the spotlight after his blistering performances at the Copinha.

The Brazilian prodigy has also represented his nation at different age-group levels, making an impression on the gamut of scouts present to watch him. Endrick has invariably captured the attention of several European bigwigs, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United among the 15-year-old’s prospective suitors.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have been renowned for constantly foraying into the South American markets for the most promising young prospects. Such an outlook as the fetched the two La Liga behemoths some of their best players past and present, with Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes among the stars for Real Madrid.

Recent reports have claimed that Barcelona might soon open talks to sign Endrick, who also remains the subject of interest from Real Madrid. But Los Blancos and Barcelona will face stiff competition from Chelsea and Manchester United, among other European bigwigs, in the race to sign the 15-year-old Brazilian prodigy.

Chelsea and Manchester United have not been as active in the South American markets as Real Madrid and Barcelona. But the two English heavyweights boast a reputation of having two of the best academies in Europe, with both clubs producing several legendary players over the years. And Endrick is the latest prospect who could join Chelsea or Manchester United in the coming years.

None of Endrick’s suitors will be able to sign Endrick before he turns 18. But they can start negotiating a deal once he is 16 this month, with Palmeiras likely to demand around €40 million for him. It will be interesting to see how talks progress between Palmeiras and European heavyweights, with Enrick destined to move to the continent in the coming years.

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