In the last few months, it has been claimed that Arsenal are interested in bringing Endrick to the Emirates in the same way they did with Gabriel Martinelli.
The two deals, however, could not be any more different.
Arsenal were able to sign Martinelli for around £7m as a relative unknown in Europe who had already been rejected by Manchester United.
Palmeiras, however, have already turned down a bid of €45m from PSG for the 16-year-old Endrick.
The main ‘link’ between Arsenal and Endrick seems to be nothing more than Edu’s nationality, the fact that the club signed a teenage Brazilian not that long ago, and that Arsenal have also been scouting at Palmeiras games.
In truth, Arsenal don’t seem to have been seriously interested in Endrick, at least not at the price he is going to command.
Step forward Barcelona.
They can’t afford him either, but that’s never stopped them before and no doubt a few more senior players are about to get screwed over so that Barcelona can have the latest shiny toy.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Xavi said, “[We] have been talking with his [Endrick’s] father [Douglas Ramos] and also directly with the player too. I explained the project at Barcelona.
“We want talented players, and he is a talent, capable of making difference. He has the great finishing, dribbling and a capacity to make a difference on the pitch. He is a player already of the present — playing in the Brazilian league — and also the future.”
Arsenal are expected to be very busy in the transfer window, hoping to bring in a centreback, winger and midfielder.
None of these deals will involve Endrick.