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Real Madrid start negotiations with Barcelona-linked sensation in Brazil

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The Blancos seem determined to add a new Brazilian starlet to their ranks.

Real Madrid representatives have reportedly travelled to Brazil to open negotiations for Endrick Felipe.

The 16-year-old signed his first professional contract with Palmeiras in the summer. However, he has already attracted interest from a few elite sides.

As expected, the Spanish giants are the first to emerge as the Brazilian’s main suitors.

In addition to Barcelona and Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain have also shown interest in Felipe. However, the Blancos seem to have taken the next step in their efforts to sign the teenager.

According to Marca, a group of Real Madrid representatives met Felipe’s entourage in Sau Paulo.

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Recruitment chief Juni Calafat will reportedly explain Real Madrid’s plans for Felipe, trying to persuade him to move to Santiago Bernabeu.

The striker has already expressed his interest in a transfer to Europe. But widespread reports in Spanish media claim he won’t leave Palmeiras until 2024.

“I’m only thinking of Palmeiras, so I don’t have to contact anyone now,” Felipe said (via UOL Esporte).

“I must do my job. Of course, one day I want to play in Europe, but now I have to focus on Palmeiras.

“I’m at Palmeiras I have to be focused on the club and not think about leaving. It’s the team that welcomed me, it’s the team that gave everything to me. I’m very grateful to Palmeiras, but obviously, I want to play in Europe one day, right.”