Report: Chelsea now have really good chance of signing 'very special' £33m talent ahead of Real Madrid this year

Chelsea are reportedly in an extremely promising position to pinch the pocket of Palmeiras for the exciting emerging star Endrick.

According to Sky Sports, the Blues and Manchester City have a ‘very good chance’ of landing the teenager’s highly sort after signature.

Why is everybody looking at Endrick?

Endrick is on the radar of Europe’s elite, following his performances at the well celebrated Copinha U20 tournament held in Sao Paulo.

The 15-year-old won the most valuable player and goal of the competition, as Palmeiras went to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.

He grabbed five goals in just 90 minutes, spanning a trio of ties.

Clubs across the continent sat up and notice as the boy wonder dazzled and danced his way past opponents much senior to himself.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have all been keeping an eye on the youthful attacker.

However, it seems the powers of the Premier League will pull rank on this one.

Chelsea on course for another signing

Chelsea and City are set to pit their financial muscles against one another to fight for Endrick’s services.

Palmeiras value their prodigy at around £33.5m (Sky), even more than the amount they earned for Gabriel Jesus’ transfer (£29.3m) to the Etihad half a decade ago.

However, neither of the teams in blue can sign Endrick until he turns 16 in July.

Until then, fans of the English top-flight will just have to admire his highlight real on YouTube.

Or, the clip that arose on Twitter of Endrick scoring a ridiculous bicycle kick from outside the penalty area.

“Crikey, he’s at it again,” tweeted Gary Lineker in response to the sublime strike

“He’s 15. I think we might be seeing a very special talent emerging.”

Chelsea have housed a stream of Brazilian-born players throughout the years.

Willian, David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar, Alex and Thiago Silva amongst others have all played their part in the Blues’ history.

Perhaps Endrick could change their future.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.