Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are set to battle some of the biggest teams in Europe to secure the services of €60m (£50.7m) Brazil starlet Endrick.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are also looking to secure the services of 16-year-old forward, who plays for Palmeiras in Brazil.
The left-footed attacker joined Palmeiras’ youth team at the age of 11 and has been described as the future of Brazilian football, drawing comparisons to legends Romario and Ronaldo.
Endrick, who sees Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol, caught the attention of teams in Europe during the 2022 Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior – a cup competition involving Brazilian U20 teams – where he managed to found back of the net seven times in seven games.
He was voted Player of the Tournament after helping Palmeiras U20s to claim the title where he has scored five goals in four matches for Brazil U16s, claiming the Montaigu Tournament in 2022.
‘All the top European clubs are monitoring Endrick,’ transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano said.
‘Really everyone, from the top English clubs to PSG but also Real Madrid and Barcelona, who have very strong scouting in South America.
‘If you think about the top ten clubs in Europe, everyone has explored Endrick’s situation because he is considered a top player of the future.
‘The price is €60m – the new release clause in his contract; but to decide the next club it will take many months. It is a long process and the player’s agents as well as his father Douglas want to choose the right project.’