Real Madrid have reportedly moved ahead of the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the race to sign Palmeiras starlet Endrick.
The 15-year-old is yet to have played for the senior team, but his performances at Under-20 level are believed to have caught the eye of several elite clubs across Europe.
Real Madrid, Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool are four clubs along with, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Manchester City who are all closely monitoring the talented forward.
According to Marca, Endrick would prefer a move to Los Blancos, with the Spanish giants having already made contact with the player’s representatives.
The report adds that Endrick has a €17m (£14.2m) release clause in his academy contract; however, the teenager cannot sign for another club outside of Brazil until he turns 18.
Endrick will therefore have to wait for at least another two-and-a-half years before his dream move to Europe can be achieved, though such an obstacle will not stop Real Madrid from negotiating with Palmeiras, as they remain keen to beat their rivals to the player’s signature.