16-year-old soccer prodigy Endrick has officially joined Real Madrid, according to an announcement on the club's website. The talented young footballer, whose full name is Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa, has generated a lot of buzz in Brazil in recent years, with many comparing him to star player Neymar.
Endrick has a prolific scoring record, having scored 170 goals in 172 games while playing against opponents who were up to six years older. It's no surprise that top European clubs were vying for his signature, but in the end, Real Madrid came out on top.
"Real Madrid C. F., Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, and Endrick and his family have reached an agreement that allows the player to join Real Madrid when he reaches legal age in July 2024. Until then, Endrick will continue training with S.
E. Palmeiras. The player will travel to Madrid in the upcoming days to visit our club's facilities", Real Madrid have confirmed.
60 million euros contract
Under the terms of the agreement, Endrick will continue to train at his current club, Palmeiras, until he reaches the age of majority in June 2024.
He will then join Real Madrid, with the Spanish club paying a total of 60 million euros for his services, plus an additional 12 million euros in taxes. In the meantime, Endrick will reportedly visit Real Madrid's facilities in the coming days.
Endrick, a 16-year-old soccer prodigy, has been generating a lot of buzz in Brazil in recent years due to his impressive talent on the field. In his seven appearances with the senior team last season, he scored three goals, which helped fuel consideration by then-Brazil coach Tite for him to join the 2022 World Cup squad.
Despite the support of many, including soccer legend Ronaldo Nazario, who said "if I had to take one more striker, I'd go with Endrick," the young player was ultimately not called up to the national team. It's an exciting time for Endrick, who has the opportunity to join one of the world's most prestigious soccer clubs and continue his development as a player.
With his impressive track record and prodigious talent, he is sure to be a valuable asset for Real Madrid in the years to come.