Real Madrid fans had already discarded Erling Haaland as a transfer option a few weeks ago when it became increasingly clear that Manchester City would make more sense for the No. 9 as his destination for the near future. With Karim Benzema playing at an elite level and Kylian Mbappe set to join on significant wages, investing in Haaland no longer seemed like the most prudent idea, nor did signing for Madrid seem like the wisest option for the developing striker.
Haaland’s official move to Manchester City means that the focus turns to other targets. Aurelien Tchouameni should be at the top of Real Madrid’s list, as he is the No. 6 of the future and an elite player in his own right. He is the man who can replace Casemiro long-term.
But Real Madrid must also think about strikers for the future. Haaland could reportedly be purchased from City in a couple of seasons for 150 million euros, but what if Real do not want to spend that money? What if Benzema is still going strong? What if they prefer to go in a different direction at the position?
According to MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz, Palmeiras sensation Endrick seemed to be on the outside-looking-in as a Real Madrid transfer target when the Merengues were hotly pursuing the idea of a Galactic summer with both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Real Madrid fans should be more willing to show interest in Endrick
Now that Haaland is going to City, JFD says that the path to Madrid is far less complicated for Endrick. The door could be open for the sensational teenager, depending on what happens in the next couple of seasons.
Madridistas were too premature in rolling their eyes at the club being linked to South American players. Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo Goes, and Fede Valverde have all worked out splendidly and are big reasons why Real are in the Champions League Final this season. Juni Calafat is truly an excellent scout. Detractors may point to Reinier, but can we really write him off just because Dortmund isn’t playing him?
If Calafat advocates for Endrick and is keeping tabs on him, Madridistas must take Endrick seriously. He has the potential to be a special player. At the very least, he must be monitored. And even if he is not cheap, the 40 million euros it may take to sign Endrick is a lot less than the 150 million euros to sign Haaland, even if Haaland could very well be a fair value at that price.
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Endrick is back on the Real Madrid transfer radar. Technically, he never left. And the fans who once blasted Florentino Perez for signing Vini and Rodrygo may be more willing to listen to the idea of monitoring Endrick.