Paris Saint Germain have made a €45 million proposal for Palmeiras teen Endrick, but the Brazilian team has quickly rejected the proposition for the 16-year-old forward.
In a meeting with the player’s agents, the Ligue 1 champions said they were able to extend the negotiations and meet the player’s release clause of €60 million, sources said.
PSG have been in touch with Endrick’s family for quite a while and have enrolled their Brazilian forward Neymar to contact him. The French giants are sure of getting it over the line, sources added.
Chelsea have also been following Endrick’s turn of events and showed interest in matching the €60 million price for the Brazilian wonderkid.
Sources say Chelsea have already hosted the player and his family at the club’s training ground, with the Blues’ Brazilian defendeder Thiago Silva welcome to meet his comrade and persuade him to move to London.
People close to Endrick have also revealed that the final conclusion now rest with the player, and that is if his fantasy is to play in the Premiere League.
“I don’t pay attention to rumors, I know that to play in Europe, I have to perform well here,” Endrick said this week to the French website- So Foot.
“I watch the Champions League, the Premier League, LaLiga, the French championship, the Bundesliga. I look to learn from these stars and see what I can imitate, but I don’t have a favorite club.”
Real Madrid and Barcelona have also showed interest in signing Endrick and may heighten their interests in the coming days.
Endrick could only go to Europe in 2024 when he turns 18. His contract with the Brazilian champions runs until 2025.
Since his debut with Palmeiras on Oct. 6, Endrick has scored three goals and provided one assist in six matches, helping the Sao Paulo team win the 2022 Brasileirao title.
At just age 16, three months and four days, he became the youngest goal-scorer in Palmeiras history when scoring twice against Athletico Paranaense on October 25.