Real Madrid push for Endrick, now lead race ahead of PSG, Chelsea

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Real Madrid are pushing hard for acquiring Brazilian prospect and Palmeiras forward Endrick, according to the latest reports from Fabrizio Romano.

Romano, writing in his daily newsletter on Tuesday morning, says that "Real Madrid are now leading the race" for the signature of Endrick. According to Romano, Real Madrid has submitted a "€60M fee" to Palmeiras that, he reports, "includes add-onds."

A few days ago, Barcelona's coach Xavi Hernandez publicly confirmed the interest of the Catalan giants in Endrik, too. It was later reported, though, that Barcelona feared an agreement had already been reached between the Brazilian prospect and a certain club (assumed to be PSG as the Parisian were leading the race for the youngster back then).

Tuesday's report from Romano changes the outlook of this ongoing transfer saga, though. Romano wrote that while Real Madrid are "now leading the race," "PSG and Chelsea also remain in the race."

Confirming the earlier rumors about Barcelona's fears of missing out on Endrick, Romano goes the distance by saying "no concrete talks with Barcelona" have been held to date.

Real Madrid lead the race to sign Endrick, have a €60M fee submitted to Palmeiras; PSG and Chelsea still competing

Romano notes how Real Madrid have developed a nice pipeline with Brazil having signed the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo a few years ago, turning the young talents into world-reknown stars themselves. That could help convincing Endrick to join his fellow countrymen in the Spanish capital.

That said, it is also true that Neymar Jr. plays for PSG and is leading Brazil in the Qatar World Cup having already qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition after beating South Korea 4-1 on Monday. Neymar scored one of those goals as is now just one goal shy of matching Pele's all-time Brazil mark.

A little over two weeks ago, Endrick's father confirmed PSG's interest in the young forward and said that "PSG are the only club that opened negotiations with Palmeiras with an official proposal." That situation has seemingly advanced during the past few days with Real Madrid's €60M offer.

In PSG's favor, the French side have always followed Endrick close and are the longest-tenured chasers of the Brazilian.

Back when Barcelona signed Neymar from Santos something similar happened as the Catalans had been following Neymar for a few years before signing him, ultimately becoming their favorite club to sign with.

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PSG surely hope Endrick follows the same path Neymar took on his way to Barcelona, only with the former's flight landing in Paris instead of any other European big city when the time to arrive in the Old Continent--not before 2026, given his age--comes.