Man United, Liverpool and Man City are dealt a blow in their pursuit of starlet Endrick as the 15-year-old declares his intention to stay at Palmeiras ‘for a long time’ because he ‘wants to become an idol’ there
- Endrick is still only 15, but he has already caught the eye of some major clubs
- Both Manchester clubs and Liverpool are believed to be monitoring his progress
- However, he reportedly wants to stay at Palmeiras and become a fans’ favourite
Palmeiras teenager Endrick has reportedly stated that he intends to stay at the club for the foreseeable future, despite attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
The Brazilian forward does not turn 16 until July, but he is already being tipped for stardom, and he has been compared to two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo.
He has caught the eye of both Manchester clubs and Liverpool who are believed to be keen on signing the hot prospect.
Endrick (above) looks to have a very bright future ahead of him, and he is still only 15 years old
He has attracted the attention of a number of clubs, including Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
However, Endrick has claimed that he remains committed to Palmeiras, and does not want to leave them any time soon.
‘I have to focus on Palmeiras, where I want to become an idol,’ he said, according to reports from TNT Sports Brazil, via Mundo Deportivo.
‘I’m going to stay at Palmeiras for a long time; I think I can bring a lot of joy to the fans here.’
Endrick could join his countryman Gabriel Jesus at Man City, but he wants to stay at Palmeiras
Manchester City and Liverpool already have Brazilian strikers on their books in the shape of Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino, respectively.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have a fellow Portuguese-speaking player leading their line in Cristiano Ronaldo, who could pass on his words of wisdom to the youngster.
Endrick appears to be content with where he is, though, and looks set to stay in his homeland for now.