'My dream': £52m attacker who Chelsea reportedly want now admits he'd like to play in Europe

16-year-old attacker Endrick has claimed in an interview with TV Gazeta (via the Evening Standard) that he is dreaming of a move to Europe.

The teenage sensation, who has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, is currently lighting up the Brazilian league after being promoted to the first team of Palmeiras.

He scored his first senior goal a couple of weeks ago, as rumours of a move to an elite club continue to spread.

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The Blues are one of the three big clubs reportedly interested in a deal, with PSG and Real Madrird also interested in the sensational transfer.

Endrick dreaming of Europe

They will already be aware of the extortionate price they will have to pay to secure his signature, with £52m already quoted as the release clause to bring him in.

While Endrick has claimed he can see himself playing in the Premier League, he also refused to rule out a move to any of Europe’s other elite leagues.

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He said: “My dream is to play in Europe, but what I want is to be playing. I’m focused on Palmeiras and I don’t care where I’ll be playing in the future … Currently, Haaland is a new guy that I look up to, who was almost from my generation. But, of course, there is also Ronaldo.”

There have been reports that Graham Potter would prefer to add the young attacker to his squad than Cristiano Ronaldo, who has seemingly made himself available this January following his explosive interview coming to light.

He will be hoping that a reported meeting with Thiago Silva will be enough to convince the Brazilian and his family that a move to Stamford Bridge is in his best interests, with him having the potential to be an important first team player for years to come.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.