16 year old Brazilian wonderkid Endrick has reached an agreement to join Spanish side Real Madrid despite interest from Chelsea.
The Brazilian teenager is one of the most sought-after youngsters in world football with Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain also among the clubs who were hoping to land him.
Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Palmeiras to sign Endrick for €60million with the teenager to join the Spanish side in 2024.
It was previously suggested Endrick was open to joining Chelsea following his family’s visit to the club’s Cobham training ground. Chelsea centre-back and Brazilian star Thiago Silva was also enlisted by the Blues to sell Chelsea to the teenager.
According to The Athletic, Endrick and his family were impressed by Chelsea but felt the Blues were ‘more hesitant in committing to financial terms’ with a large element of the deal said to be performance-related.
It is also believed that changes made by new owner Todd Boehly to the club’s recruitment department may have also been a factor, with the American – who succeeded Roman Abramovich in the summer – ‘still constructing’ that area.