Man Utd, Chelsea and Co face shelling out huge fee for ‘next Neymar’ due to cheeky plan

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Brazilian giants Palmeiras are reportedly trying to include a €100million (approximately £83m) buy-out clause on Manchester United and Chelsea target Endrick. The 15-year-old sensation has drawn comparisons with Paris Saint-Germain hitman Neymar and World Cup winner Ronaldo.

Endrick recently glistened in the recent Copinha de Sao Paulo competition which is the most important junior competition in Brazil.

It is a competition which has helped springboard the likes ofNeymar and Real Madrid ace Vinicius Junior into the attentions of Europe’s top clubs.

He slotted home an impressive six goals and even found the net in their 4-0 victory over Sao Paulo in the final.

Since he debuted for the Canarinha’s youth teams in 2017, when he was only 12-years-old, he has scored a staggering 165 goals in 169 matches.

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And to ward off the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Barcelona, Manchester City, and many more, Palmairas are reportedly considering the inclusion of a €100m release clause.

This claim has been made by Brazilian media outlet Lance, via AS,  who believe the £83m figure is a “minimum release clause” the Brazilian giants would try and agree.

Aware of the prying eyes of Europe’s elite, Palmeiras are believed to be working very hard on committing him to his first professional contract when he turns 16 in July.

The Brazilian side are more than aware that his future most likely lies on European shores, but there is still time for them to ensure they can cash in on his services when Europe’s elite begins to circle.

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While rules forbid him from making the move across Europe until he is 18, European giants can agree a pre-contract agreement with him as soon as he turns 16-years-old.

This was the case with his predecessors Vinicius and Rodrygo, who signed for Real Madrid on their 18th birthday.

Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool are all believed to be interested in signing Endrick.

Meanwhile, the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, and even Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on his development.

Endrick would not be the first young player to star for Palmeiras and seal a move to Europe.

Manchester City signed Gabriel Jesus from the Brazilian giants when he was a little-known raw prospect at Palmeiras.

Pep Guardiola’s side secured a £27m deal for the 23-year-old in April 2016, which saw him stay at Palmeiras until the following December.

Jesus generated equally prolific numbers for the Canarinha in his final season, netting 19 goals in 30 appearances, before winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

He has since had a hand in three Premier League title victories, four League Cup triumphs, and the 2019 FA Cup victory which secured a domestic treble for the Citizens.

City will be hoping they can repeat the trick with Endrick, but Real Madrid are believed to be in the strongest position to sign the dynamic attacker.

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