The era of signing established players is fast dying out. The cost of signing ready-made players has become prohibitive and has changed the transfer landscape. Clubs now seek to sign young, talented players with bright futures.
The arrival of clubs like Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Newcastle United has muddied the pool. The four clubs have deep pockets, with the ability to spend vast amounts on players. It has made clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and the top Italian sides reevaluate their options in the market.
Real Madrid have been successful in their new model of signing players. They seek the players out when they are young and turn them into successes at the Santiago Bernabeu. Classic examples are Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes and Casemiro. Chelsea seems to follow that route as they seek to sign brilliant Brazilian starlet Endrick.
Chelsea hopeful of beating Real Madrid and PSG to Endrick signing
Endrick is the latest sensation to be linked to some of the biggest clubs in Europe. The 16-year-old Palmeiras striker has caught the eye of Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea. There have been attempts to entice the youngster, with Los Blancos leading the pack. The Spanish side, however, is challenged by some of the wealthiest clubs in the world.
Chelsea is the latest to make a move for the youngster. The Blues have rolled out the red carpet as they try to convince Endrick that Stamford Bridge is the best place for his growth. Chelsea hosted the young lad and his family at the club’s training ground.
Endrick is one of the most sought-after stars in the world, and the trio of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are falling over each other to secure a deal before he turns 18. The Blues remain confident they can beat Los Blancos and PSG to his signature. Endrick’s family was given a tour of the Cobham training facility and also spent time with Brazilian legend Thiago Silva.
A bright future for Endrick
The future looks bright for 16-year-old Endrick. Chelsea is using Brazilian legend to convince Endrick to pick the Blues ahead of Real Madrid and PSG. The former PSG defender will add to his 109 caps at the World Cup in Qatar later this month.
Endrick is fast becoming a phenom. The left-footed player is the youngest player ever to feature for Palmeiras.
He made his debut at the age of 16 years and 16 days. He has already scored three goals for Palmeiras in Brazil’s top tier.
There is a belief that Endrick’s father, Douglas, has been discussing with clubs in Europe for his son. Endrick scored 165 goals in 169 games for the Palmeiras academy team.
It will take a significant amount to prise Endrick away from Palmeiras, but his family is more concerned about a pathway and environment where their son can flourish.
The same agency representing fellow Brazilian Vinicius Junior, who moved from Flamengo to Real Madrid, also advises Endrick.