La Liga champions Real Madrid are reportedly in the pole position to sign Endrick, with the Brazilian prodigy also a target for Barcelona.

According to a report from Spanish publication MARCA, Real Madrid are currently leading the race to sign Endrick. The Palmeiras wonderkid is also a target for Los Blancos’ bitter rivals Barcelona.

The 16-year-old is regarded as one of the best young talents in South America, and he has been linked with Barcelona as well as Real Madrid. However, Real Madrid are believed to be ahead of their Spanish rivals as the player shares representatives from the same agency as that of Vinicius Junior.

Despite the constant rumours linking him with multiple clubs, Real Madrid are aware that nothing is advanced regarding his future, and they continue to pursue him as a long-term target. The 16-year-old is yet to make his first team debut for Palmeiras, but he has been exceptional for their youth teams.

Recently, Endrick helped them win the Copinha, which is regarded as the most prestigious youth competition in Brazil. The player has been likened to Brazilian superstars like Adriano because of his playing style and finishing prowess. However, he is more than just a goalscorer, and his technical ability and physicality allows him to operate anywhere across the front three.

Real Madrid have already signed two of the brightest young Brazilian attackers in Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo Goes. It will be interesting to see if they can complete the triumvirate by signing Endrick when he turns 18.

The 16-year-old is destined to develop into a future superstar, and joining a club like Real Madrid could accelerate his development and help him fulfil his tremendous potential. He will have seen how Vinicius and Rodrygo have developed since moving to Santiago Bernabeu, and he will be hoping to follow in their footsteps.

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It remains to be seen whether Real Madrid can fend off competition from Barcelona and secure his services in two years, when he becomes eligible to move to Europe. The youngster would be a solid long-term investment for the capital club and he could play a big role in Real Madrid’s successful future.

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