The race to sign Palmeiras striker Endrick is still very much “open”, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Reports in the Brazilian media have suggested that Paris Saint-Germain have tabled an offer totalling €80m (£69m) for the 16-year-old, with it being claimed they could beat Chelsea to the player’s signature. However, Romano has said Palmeiras have not, at this stage, accepted any bids for the forward:
“There’s still no agreement between Palmeiras and any other club, or on the player’s side. It’s still open and it’s the player who will decide, so more than bids to Palmeiras, it’s about convincing the player. The race remains the same: Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG. All the clubs are still in the race, 100%.”
Endrick does have a €60m (£52m) release clause but PSG are said to have offered only €50m (£43m) upfront, which means Palmeiras were under no obligation to accept the proposal. Nonetheless, the battle for the teenager’s signature is heating up.
As Romano mentions, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG remain the frontrunners, but there have been reports of interest from other Premier League teams, including Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
With the player unable to officially move to Europe until he is 18, there is still plenty of time for a decision to be made on his future.