Real Madrid have signed some brilliant Brazilian players in recent times. The first one that comes to mind is of course Vinicius Jr. He arrived in the Spanish capital as a teenager and has gone on to become one of the best players in the game. Rodrygo is another such player, who has climbed the ladder at Santiago Bernabeu since being signed from Santos and is a starter today.
Real Madrid got a deal done for another Brazilian wonderkid not too long ago. Endrick will be joining the club in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18 years of age.
Real Madrid are believed to have agreed a €60 million transfer package for Endrick. An unbelievable figure for someone of his age but then, when you are drawing comparisons to Ronaldo Nazario and being considered the biggest Brazilian talent since Neymar, it is somewhat understandable.
Endrick has faced his struggles at the senior level. But he has found some form lately, scoring three goals in his previous two games. And that has earned him a national team call-up from Brazil at 17 years of age.
Real Madrid expect signing to be better than Vinicius upon arrival
As reported by UOL, Endrick will not have a spell at Castilla to facilitate his adaptation to European football and will be used immediately and exclusively in the first-team. Real Madrid already projects him to be better than Vini and Rodrygo upon arrival in Spain.
Both Rodrygo and Vinicius played a few games for the Castilla side when they first arrived in Spain. It looks like that won’t be the case for Endrick.
Of course, there are still a lot of unknowns about Endrick and his quality. Will he be able to come in and immediately adjust to football at the Real Madrid first-team level? It looks like the club think so.