Real Madrid has established a reputation for signing the best young talents from Brazil and developing them into superstars at Santiago Bernabeu. Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo are prime examples of this, both of whom were brought in as teenagers and have since become key players for the senior team.
In a recent move, Real Madrid has secured a major transfer by agreeing to sign Endrick from Palmeiras. The total cost of the deal, including add-ons and taxes, is estimated to be around €72 million. The Brazilian prodigy will join the club in the summer of 2024.
There are several other highly-touted young talents emerging in Brazilian football. One such player who has caught the attention of many is Vitor Roque of Athletico Paranaense. At just 17 years old, he has already made a strong impression at the senior level.
Real Madrid have been rumored to have interest in signing Roque, along with several other clubs across Europe. However, it appears that Barcelona may currently be in the lead to acquire the Brazilian wonderkid.
As reported by SPORT, Vitor Roque is determined to play for Barcelona. His transfer fee is estimated to be around €30 million. The Catalan club reportedly believe that he has greater potential and is a more well-rounded striker than Endrick.
It is uncertain what Roque’s future holds, but at the moment, it seems that Barcelona may be his most likely destination.
Real Madrid is in need of more striking options in the near future, as Karim Benzema currently lacks a backup and Mariano Diaz is expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.