Endrick will not arrive at Real Madrid until next summer but the excitement around the Brazilian wonderkid, who has already earned comparisons with Ronaldo Nazario, is already growing in the Spanish capital. He has done a great job at Palmeiras so far and the decision to agree a €60 million deal for him last year is now looking like a masterstroke on the part of Los Blancos.
Endrick scored 11 goals in the Brazilian league for Palmeiras last season, as they won the competition. That saw him surpass the tally of Neymar in a single campaign as an u-18. The only name above the €60 million Real Madrid signing on this list is that of Ronaldo.
Luis Suarez was also playing in the Brazilian top flight last season and has recently made the move to Inter Miami to reunite with Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba. And it looks like Endrick has learned a lot from the FC Barcelona legend.
As reported by MARCA, Endrick said while talking about Suarez:
"I saw many games with Barcelona. I'm left with a goal against PSG after beating Thiago Silva and David Luiz. I have learned many things from him and he has contributed a lot to Brazilian football."
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While Real Madrid fans might not be too fond of Suarez, due to his spells at FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, nobody can deny that the Uruguayan is one of the best strikers of his generation if not the very best. So, he is certainly a great example for Endrick to learn from and it will only benefit his game.
It remains to be seen what the situation at Real Madrid will be by the time Endrick arrives next summer. They do not have a long-term number 9 at the moment.
There is an expectation that Real Madrid will sign a high-profile player next summer to take up that role. But is there a possibility that the club could sign Joselu on a permanent basis and rotate him with Endrick rather than making a signing?