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Brazilian striker Endrick, 16, has been acquired by Real Madrid from Brazilian club Palmeiras. The teams confirmed on Thursday that Endrick, a Brazilian adolescent playing for Palmeiras, and Real Madrid had struck a deal. Madrid this came after the prodigy was linked to a number of top European clubs.

In July 2024, the 16-year-old striker will join the La Liga and European champions Madrid. Due to FIFA rules prohibiting minors from traveling abroad to play soccer.

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The youthful potential was apparently being pursued by a number of elite teams in Madrid. Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United are among the teams mentioned.

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However, the Brazilian news site Globo estimated its value at 70 million euros ($74.88 million). The move would then rank as the second-largest in Brazilian championship history. Madrid is just behind Barcelona, which allegedly spent 88 million euros for Neymar in 2013.

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“I want to thank Palmeiras for offering me everything necessary to become what I am today, for helping me to accomplish several of my dreams and for respecting my desire and that of my family to make another dream come true,”

Endrick said in an official statement published on the Palmeiras website.

“Until I join Real Madrid, I will continue to dedicate myself as I always have in order to offer Palmeiras even more on the field: more goals, more victories, more titles and even more joy for our fans.”

Endrick will go to Real’s facilities in Spain the following week, the club announced. Endrick, a star player from a young age, scored 170 goals in 176 games with the Palmeiras academy.

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Endrick, a club member since 2017, made his Palmeiras debut at the age of 16 years. Madrid two months, and fifteen days before becoming the team’s youngest scorer less than a month later. He is the first player in club history to have won titles at every age division. Including Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-20, and professional.

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