Brazilian wonderkid Endrick has acknowledged that his decision to choose Real Madrid over PSG, Barcelona, and Chelsea was influenced by his desire to emulate his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The £51 million winger also disclosed that his “friend” Vinicius Jr. helped persuade him to transfer from Palmeiras to the Bernabeu by sending him texts that gave him more hope.
The 16-year-old was signed by Real Madrid in a deal that could reach £62 million after adding over £10 million in taxes, beating out fierce competition from some of Europe’s top clubs. Even though Real Madrid has now officially announced the transfer, he will continue to play for Brazilian club Palmeiras until his departure in just over 18 months.
Endrick revealed the reason on why he joined Real Madrid
Real Madrid are a very big team. Vini had sent me messages and gave me more hope”. ‘Cristiano also, who is my idol, played for Real Madrid. That’s why I chose Real Madrid and I think it’s the right choice. God has always been with me and he has told me that it is the best way.’
He appreciated his friend Vinicius, who helped him make the decision: “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 talked with a few teammates and boss Carlo Ancelotti, he said: “Yes, I talked with him, with Rodrygo, with Eder, all the Brazilian guys. I thank Good for everything that happens in my life and I hope that many good things are still to come, but I have to stay humble and keep working,”.
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