Real Madrid meets Endrick’s ‘Haaland condition.’
Endrick continues to hold the football world’s attention. Away from the World Cup, the Brazilian striker remains a target for the big European clubs, with Real Madrid at the head of a race in which he appears to have an advantage.
Real Madrid’s leaders were the first to invite the footballer’s parents to find out what he could find if he signed for the white club. They learned about Madrid and Valdebebas, which could be the young man from So Paulo’s workplace in July 2024. The foundations and other elements are already in place for the Brazilian’s arrival at Real Madrid.
They were also the first to travel to Brazil months later to witness Endrick’s first professional games up close. They have never lowered their arms; they have been waiting and fighting to do things right, both with the club and with the players’ agents, as well as with the family.
Endrick, who was born in Brazil, began playing football when he was four years old. His father, Douglas Sousa, posted his son’s goals on YouTube and sought interest from major Brazilian clubs. Endrick vowed to become a professional footballer in order to help his family after his father was unable to feed him. His father was unemployed before being hired as a cleaner by Palmeiras.
Endrick made his professional debut on October 6, 2022, as a second-half substitute in Palmeiras’ 4-0 victory over Coritiba in Série A. He became Palmeiras’ youngest player ever at the age of 16 years, two months, and sixteen days. On October 25, he scored his first two goals in a 3-1 win over Athletico Paranaense, becoming the second youngest goal scorer in the history of Brazil’s first division, trailing only Toninho de Matos.