Paul Canoville couldn’t contain his excitement about the news that Chelsea are reportedly edging closer to signing Endrick.

Canoville delightedly took to Twitter to react to the potential new arrival Stamford Bridge who he described as the ‘next big thing’.

Whilst presenting such a title upon a teenager should be tread with caution, there is justifiable reason to be enthusiastic about Endrick.

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At just 16-years of age, he is already appearing regular for the Palmeiras first-team.

He only made his senior debut earlier this season, but has since played a further six times, scoring three goals.

The young attacker became the club’s youngster-ever player and scorer almost simultaneously.

Endrick enters into Chelsea’s zone

His record could stand the test of time, but remaining at Palmeiras may be relatively short-lived.

Endrick is wanted by Europe’s big hitters, evidently aware of his huge potential.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have apparently attempted to secure the youngster’s signature.

Yet, it seems Chelsea are gearing up to get the deal over the line first.

They reportedly attempted to charm the Brazilian youth international by inviting him and his family to Cobham.

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Not only that, the Blues also introduced him to Thiago Silva, a legend of the pair’s home country.

Is Todd Boehly trying to dazzle Endrick into signing on the dotted line?

Maybe so, because he’s not using the team’s Premier League results as leverage…

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