Real Madrid have spread their scouting network far and wide in recent years, signing wonderkids from all over the globe, in hopes of turning them into superstars at Santiago Bernabeu. That strategy has served them quite well too. Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Fede Valverde and Rodrygo all arrived as teenagers but are now key starters for Los Blancos.
Endrick is set to arrive next summer. A €60 million transfer package is in place with Palmeiras. He is already showing flashes of his world-class potential and recently appeared for the Brazil national team at 17 years of age.
Real Madrid have continued to look out for the best youngsters in the game though. Claudio Echeverri certainly falls under that category. But it is not just the Spanish giants who are looking to sign him.
As reported by SPORT, Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester City have Echeverri on their radar. But FC Barcelona would have an advantage if it enters the transfer race as it is believed that the Argentine dreams of playing for them.
Manchester City and PSG want to sign Real Madrid target
Echeverri was believed to be rated at a transfer fee around €20 million before the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. That figure might have skyrocketed by now.
Echeverri scored a hattrick in the game against Brazil, a performance that has caught the eye of the footballing world. He is already being touted as the next Lionel Messi. And while it is way too early to make those comparisons, it would only increase his transfer value.
Manchester City have already pulled off a masterstroke by signing a player from River Plate. Julian Alvarez is proving key for them this season. Could they repeat the trick? Or will Echeverri end up at Real Madrid or PSG? And will FC Barcelona join the race for him?