Which clubs follow Brazilian sensation Endrick?
Brazilian youngster Endrick, who is on the radar of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, has again attracted attention in his native country. The 15-year-old striker, who has drawn comparisons to Brazilian greats Ronaldo and Romario, won the prestigious São Paulo’s Copinha with Palmeiras in January, scoring seven times during the tournament and win the fan vote as a player of the tournament, then helped Brazil Under-16s at Mundial de Montaigu, where he was also voted Player of the Tournament. Now, Endrick also added the Brazil Under-17 Cup to his laurelsscoring twice against Vasco da Gama in a 4-1 win, then leading a 2-0 comeback in the second leg of the final to seal the trophy. In total, the youngster has scored eight goals in six games, including a superb free-kick.
Endrick is followed by scouts around the world and shine in tournaments where some of the biggest current Brazilian stars, including Neymar and Vinicius Junior, first attracted international attention. Those clubs watching the 15-year-old, who Palmeiras aims to hand over a new contract with a Minimum release clause of €100m when he turns 16 in July, he will also have been impressed by his harassment and pressure, which has forced defenders from other teams to concede penalties, incur cards and get, as someone put it. one who once faced twisted blood George Best. This Palmeiras youth team is full of talented players who should all succeed in Europe, including winger Luis Guilherme, midfielder Thalys and attacking midfielder Figueiredo, the creative force behind the frontline.
Endrick tipped to be Brazil’s next big thing
Endrick also impressed with his maturity. He was careful to stay rooted and focused and one of the first things he did after winning the Under-17 cup was to applaud the Vasco da Gama fans. He was also quick to get the ball back for the penalty shootout during the tournament despite his own prowess and is often seen instructing his teammates to impose order on the side. He’s earning such a reputation as Brazil’s next big thing that opposing players make a point of offering a helping hand to take it back after a challenge.
Worth practically a goal per game with the Palmeiras junior teamthe next step for Endrick will be a permanent move on The Brazilian club’s Under-20s, for whom he played a few games last seasonand another question is whether he will be called up for the South American Under-17 Championship which will take place next year or accelerated in Brazil Under-20s for covid-delayed South American U-20 Championship in Venezuela in 2023. The FIFA Under-17 World Cup is also set to be held next year in Peru, where Brazil will be the defending champions, meaning a potentially busy summer for Endrick.