Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has shared a promising update on Chelsea‘s transfer pursuit of Palmeiras sensation Endrick.
The Lowdown: Potter era in full swing…
Since the appointment of former Brighton boss Graham Potter to succeed Thomas Tuchel in September, it’s fair to say that the Englishman’s tenure in west London has been a bit of a mixed bag so far.
The 47-year-old had made a solid start to life at Stamford Bridge and it took a month-and-a-half for him to lose his first game as head coach, which ironically came courtesy of his former club at the Amex Stadium.
The Latest: Chelsea ‘frontrunners’ for Endrick…
In some good news for the manager, though, reliable transfer reporter Romano has shared a promising update on the Blues’ chances of signing one of world football’s most exciting young players.
Endrick, who is being pursued by Chelsea alongside some of Europe’s biggest hitters, has been dubbed the ‘next Neymar‘ after starring for Palmeiras in Brazil.
Romano claims that Potter’s side are among the favourites to sign him, explaining to GiveMeSport: “What I’m told is that there are three frontrunners, and they are Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. These three clubs are in a fight to try and sign Endrick with different strategies.”
The Verdict: Good news…
Given Chelsea’s status as an elite English top-flight club, you could be forgiven for thinking that they could well win the race for Endrick thanks to the pull of Premier League football, which makes this latest claim very promising for the Stamford Bridge faithful.
Described by journalist Nizaar Kinsella as a ‘big target‘ for Potter, the South American will cost a marquee fee, though, with Romano also claiming that Palmeiras won’t sell for a penny less than his €60m (£52.5m) release clause.
Therefore, if Chelsea want their man, they may need to pay a premium to get him.
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