This week, Real Madrid officially announced the signing of Endrick Felipe, a further Brazilian gem. The offensive prodigy, who is now 16 years old. Will go to Santiago Bernabeu in 2024 when he reaches 18. Endrick was acquired by Real Madrid from Palmeiras for a whopping €35 million in fixed fees and €25 million in add-ons. Outbidding rivals Barcelona, PSG, and Chelsea. Los Blancos will also shell out an additional €12 million in tax commissions.
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Endrick joins a long list of Brazilian athletes that Real Madrid has recently brought in. Florentino Perez, the club president. Made it a priority to sign the greatest young players in South America after Barcelona won the race to get Neymar.
Despite making a significant hole in their transfer budget, Real Madrid has also seen considerable success with their transfer philosophy. In fact, the Merengues have recently spent a total of €242 million on the signing of five Brazilian teenagers. Including the most recent acquisition of Endrick, according to the Brazilian newspaper Lance (h/t Mundo Deportivo).
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With a transfer fee of up to €72 million. The 16-year-old is at the top of the list as the most expensive purchase. Eder Militao, a defender who cost Real Madrid €50 million and. Was acquired from FC Porto in 2019, and is standing behind him.
Despite a sluggish start, the Brazilian defender has established himself as a permanent member of the Spanish giants’ backline and is proving to be worth every penny the club paid for him. The same is true for Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes, who moved to Real Madrid for a €45 million transfer fee apiece after leaving Flamengo and Santos, respectively.
Reinier Jesus, who Real Madrid acquired from Flamengo for €30 million, sits at the bottom of the list. However, the offensive midfielder, who is now on loan at Girona, has yet to make a name for himself at the Bernabeu.
These five Brazilian players cost a total of €242 million to acquire. Providing Real Madrid chooses to use the option to make Vinicius Tobias’ move permanent, which might cost them an additional €10 million, Vinicius Tobias could soon be added to the list as well.
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