Endrick meets the European boys before the transfer battle.

90 Minutes understands Palmeiras starlet Andrej has traveled across Europe for meetings with top teams.

The 16-year-old is currently the hottest prospect on the planet and has already scored three goals and an assist for Brazilian champions Palmeiras, who signed Andrej in July to a new long-term deal that will see € 60m release included. Clause

International rules mean Endrick cannot move abroad until he turns 18 but he is free to agree a move before then and there are suitors for his signature from across Europe. .

Sources have confirmed to 90 Minutes that Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are the three front-runners for the prodigy’s signature and all three clubs have hosted the youngster and his family in recent weeks in order to can be encouraged.

However, Endrick’s list of suitors does not stop there, and the striker is believed to have visited several other clubs to assess all his possible options before making the biggest decision of his career.

90 Minutes understands that Real Madrid’s chief scout, Jonny Calafat – who has previously scouted Vinicius Jnr, Rodrigo and Federico Valverde during various tours of South America – first scouted Andrej when he was 13. and since then he has been engaged in basic work and trying to When the player turns 18, take him to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos are not surprised by rival interest in Endrick but are confident they can win the race for his signature, and Calafat has urged president Florentino Perez to close the deal as soon as possible.

However, Chelsea are prepared to push hard for his signature as part of co-owner Todd Bohly’s strategy to sign the game’s top youngsters.

Chelsea spent around £20m to sign Carnegie Chukwuemeka in the summer and also signed Cesare Casadei for another £12m, but Boehly is not there and Endrick is probably the best young player anywhere in the world. But saw

The race to sign Andric won’t be cheap. Palmeiras will allow the 16-year-old and his family to choose their next move but the club’s only demand is that his €60m release clause be met, which immediately rules out a number of teams.

A 16-year-old Vinicius Junior cost Real Madrid around €50m from Flamengo in 2017, Rodrygo joined from Santos next summer for €45m, and Palmeiras are set to demand that suitors land Endrick. So there are more than these figures.

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