Fabrizio Romano Names Chelsea’s Biggest Competition for Brazilian ‘Phenemenon’

Wonderkid Endrick celebrating a goal for Palmeiras

Chelsea are among the major European sides that are pushing hard to sign Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick, confirms Fabrizio Romano. The 16-year-old Brazilian is earning a lot of attention from Europe after breaking into the first-team scene at such a young age.

Chelsea Face Tough Competition for Wonderkid Endrick Signing

Chelsea Among Clubs That Head Race to Sign Endrick

The Blues are focusing on improving their future core ever since Todd Boehly became a co-owner. The American owner helped sign some quality youngsters like Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei to be major players for his side in a few years’ time.

Romano adds that Chelsea are among the clubs who are currently leading the race to sign the teenage sensation. However, they will face stiff competition from reigning Champions League winners Real Madrid – who have a great history of signing quality Brazilian players like Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo over the last decade.

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Paris Saint-Germain are also strongly competing for the signing of Endrick, who at the age of 16 already has a £52 million release clause. Romano further states that no club so far has made any official bid to Palmeiras for their young forward. This is mostly because a European side will only officially be able to sign the 16-year-old Brazilian in 2024, when he turns 18, as Brazilian transfer rules don’t allow players under the age of 18 to move abroad.

Endrick’s Emphatic Rise Detailed

Despite not having actually played any football in Europe, Endrick already has the attention of some of the biggest clubs in the world. He has been obsessed with football since he was a little child and joined Palmeiras’ youth structure at the age of 11. He has excelled over the last five years, scoring 165 goals in 169 appearances for the Brazilian side’s youth teams.

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The 16-year-old got his debut last month for Palmeiras, becoming the youngest-ever player to play for the senior team. He’s made five appearances for them, scoring three goals and providing an assist. He’s been described as a ‘phenomenon’ by Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus and tipped to have a glittering career ahead – as it looks like the teenager’s first move to Europe will be to one of the best in the world.