‘They’re trying’: Boehly wants to buy new club to sign ‘phenomenon’ 16-year-old for Chelsea - journalist

Journalist Simon Phillips has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is looking to buy a club in Brazil in order to get an advantage in signing teen sensation Endrick.

The American has been keen to make the purchase of a professional club somewhere around the world in order to form somewhat of a feeder side for his big purchase in the last year, Chelsea.

This has come following Boehly’s admiration of the Red Bull group, whilst also likening it’s potential to the worldwide phenomenon that is the City Group.

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The strength of this model was seen over the summer, with RB Leipzig able to negotiate a deal to sign RB Salzburg’s promising talent Benjamin Sesko, despite there being interest from big European sides such as Chelsea and Manchester United.

Boehly has looked at buying clubs in France and Portugal as well as Brazil, with him even having a late effort to buy Lyon turned down.

Boehly wants Endrick

However, Phillips has claimed his efforts in South America could see them hold an advantage when it comes time for Endrick’s long-awaited move.

He said: “I know that they’re trying to get a Brazilian club and one of the main reasons is that they’re trying to buy Endrick Felipe. At the moment, they’ve got competition from Real Madrid and pretty much every other big club in Europe.”

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Endrick is tipped to be a fantastic talent in the future, with current Arsenal talisman Gabriel Jesus describing him as a ‘phenomenon.’

Despite them facing extreme competition from Europe’s elite clubs, the forward, born in 2006, has plenty of admirers already, all of whom believing he will be one of the best in the world.

This could lead Boehly to decide on Palmerias, Endrick’s team, as the club of choice when he looks to make his first purchase as Chelsea owner.

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.