Man Utd boosted in Endrick transfer chase as Brazil wonderkid’s agent denies he is on way to Real Madrid or Barcelona
MANCHESTER UNITED target Endrick is not joining Real Madrid or Barcelona any time soon, reports suggest.
That is according to the Palmeiras wonderkid’s agent Frederico Pena, who slammed Spanish outlets claiming Real and Barca are moving in to sign the 16-year-old hotshot.
Pena confirmed there are many clubs keeping tabs on the Brazil Under-16 international but none have tabled an official offer to sign him.
That works as a major transfer boost for United, who have been looking to add some firepower in their attack since the summer.
However, Endrick can’t leave Brazil before he turns 18, therefore a potential deal won’t see the youngster moving from Palmeiras until 2024.
Pena told ESPN: “The international break is always the same, there’s no news and this ‘froth’ starts.
“Every club in the world is interested in Endrick. All of them! Which is the most normal thing in the world. With his quality, his youth…
“But none of them have made any proposal to us or Palmeiras to buy him.
“He has to play for Palmeiras until he turns 18. Consequently, he’ll play at Palmeiras for at least 22 more months.
“Endrick’s contract with Palmeiras runs until July 2025… He can only move abroad from Brazil from July 2024.
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“No player under the age of 18 can move abroad. He can be sold, but he cannot be transferred.
“In other words, a club comes here, they do a deal with Palmeiras. But he can’t leave. He has to stay at Palmeiras even though he’s already been sold.”
Endrick joined the Palmeiras academy at the age of 11 and has since scored a staggering total of 165 goals.
The highly-rated centre-forward has yet to make his first-team debut, but has also attracted interest from Newcastle, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain.
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