Report: Liverpool one of 5 clubs looking at Endrick transfer
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Report: Liverpool one of 5 clubs looking at Endrick transfer

Liverpool are looking into a transfer for Endrick, according to reports. This is the second claim that they like the look of the 15-year-old Brazilian.

This comes from Sky Sports. They claim that Liverpool have eyes on Endrick, a 15-year-old Brazilian striker at Palmeiras who appears to be the ‘next big thing’,

Endrick has a magnificent goal record, scoring 167 goals in 170 games at youth level before moving to the edge of Palmeiras’s senior side. That record has more than Liverpool looking at the teenager – Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all have interest, too.

Liverpool look at Endrick transfer

This is actually a very similar – in fact, identical – claim to one made by Yahoo Sports a few days ago. We covered our thoughts on that here, though in hindsight we got something wrong.

We suggested Liverpool might be able to circumvent rules over signing under 18 players in Brazil. Usually, it’s impossible as rules in Brazil don’t allow it but Endrick doesn’t have a professional contract yet – that opens a door.

Unfortunately, the idiocy of Brexit slams that door firmly shut. English teams can no longer sign players under 18 from anywhere, let alone Brazil.

This, then, would be one to wait on. No one could sign Endrick before he turns 18, meaning Liverpool can only agree a deal years in advance.

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Now, that’s not impossible. Liverpool have completed transfers before while knowing they won’t have the player for some time. Taiwo Awoniyi and Allan both failed to achieve work-permits and were loaned out – this would be a similar situation, only without the necessary loan.

Real Madrid also set a real precedent on transfers like this. They signed Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes years before they turned 18 and simply waited.

Thus with their interest here, Liverpool may need to follow suit if they want Endrick. We certainly won’t see him in Reds anytime soon but that doesn’t mean this isn’t one to watch right now.

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