Palmeiras teenage prospect Endrick has attracted the attention of a host of top European clubs and Barcelona’s interest has been confirmed.
The 16-year-old Palmeiras striker is widely regarded as one of the top prospects in South American football, attracting the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Endrick’s father will reportedly travel to Spain to tour Real Madrid’s facilities later this month, but a battle for his services is expected, with Barcelona’s own interest now confirmed.
“We spoke with his father and also directly with the player. I explained the project we have in Barcelona,” Xavi told ESPN.
“We want talent and he is talent, capable of making a difference. He can score goals, he can dribble, he has a brutal ability to make a difference.”
“He is the type of player we need. He already knows the project we have in Barcelona and we are talking about it.”
“I hope he becomes our player. It’s up to him. It always depends on the player. Usually a player ends up where he wants to play. So it’s a very personal decision for Endrick.”
While Endrick’s future lies outside of South America, any club looking to sign him will not be able to move him to Europe until he turns 18 due to FIFA regulations.