Endrick reveals why he chose to sign for Real Madrid after rival Barca interest
Endrick explains his decision to sign for Los Blancos after rival Barca interest.
Real Madrid newest signing Endrick has revealed that he chose to join the club because of the influence of Vinicius Junior and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Los Blancos has signed the Palmeiras striker after agreeing to pay his €60 million (£52 million/$64 million) release clause, with €35 million owed upfront and a further €25 million in add-ons.
The young prodigy is said to have been pursued by a number of other top European teams, including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea. However, he has now admitted that the reason he opted to join Real Madrid was so that he could emulate his heroes Ronaldo and Vinicius.
“Real Madrid is a huge team, Vini had sent me messages and gave me hope. Cristiano is my idol and he played for Real Madrid, that’s why I chose them and I believe it’s the right choice. God has always been with me and he told me it was the right thing to do,” Endrick said in an interview with Marca.
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The Brazilian added on his relationship with Vinicius: “He’s given me different tips, but I will save them to myself. I have to say that he didn’t just gave me tips for now but also for the rest of my life. He’s a very good friend of mine and I think this friendship will last for many years. I hope we can pass the ball to each other and score goals.”
Endrick also revealed he has already spoken with Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and hopes that the team can win more titles in the future. “Yes, I spoke with Ancelotti, Rodrygo, Eder [Militao], with the Brazilians,” he said. “Right now I’m with Palmeiras but I will be supporting the team from far away. So I’m hoping that my friend Vini makes a great season, Eder, Rodrygo, so that Real Madrid can win more Champions Leagues, more Ligas and now the Supercup.”