New Real Madrid Wonderkid Endrick Felipe Backed to Surpass Brazil Legend Ronaldo

New Real Madrid Wonderkid Endrick Felipe Backed to Surpass Brazil Legend Ronaldo

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
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  • Real Madrid's new teenage signing Endrick Felipe has been compared with Brazilian icon Ronaldo Nazario
  • The Spanish giants invested up to €60 million in the 16-year-old Brazilian who will join Los Blancos when he is 18
  • Endrick has been tipped to succeed Karim Benzema in the Real Madrid attack when he joins the first team

Real Madrid wonderkid, Endrick Felipe has been revealed to have same mentality as Brazilian icon, Ronaldo Nazario by his former youth coach at Palmeiras, Paulo Victor.

Los Blancos beat arch-rivals, Barcelona to the signing of the 16-year-old forward after they splashed a whopping €60 million to sign the teenager from the Brazilian club.

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Endrick Felipe has faced backlash from Palmeiras fans recently after failing to score in the club's last 12 matches. Photo by Alexandre Schneider.
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According to Football Espana, Victor backed Endrick to succeed at Real Madrid, outlining the qualities the young forward possesses that make him more like Ronaldo.

“The capacity to finish; he is always very well positioned, positioned, with his body well-adjusted to finish the play. He has a spectacular finishing ability and connection with the goal. Also, the acceleration that he has, the power, the strength similar to Ronaldo Nazario.”

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Endrick signed a contract with Real Madrid until 2027 with a three-year option already included in the deal until the summer of 2030.

Real Madrid confident about Endrick

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have full confidence in new signing, Endrick despite the struggles of the 16-year-old forward for Palmeiras in recent weeks, Madrid Universal reports.

He has failed to score a single goal in 12 appearances across all competitions this season for the Brazilians, leading to him being dropped to the bench by manager, Abel Ferreira.

However, Real Madrid are not perturbed by Endrick’s lean run of late and believe it is only natural for a 16-year-old to have some teething problems after signing on to a mega deal.

Madrid announce signing of Endrick

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Brazilian forward, Endrick from Palmeiras.

The teenager is presently one of football's most exciting prospects, having made his professional debut at the age of 15.

Florentino Perez paid €60 mil to sign the 16-year-old striker and that will rise to €72 mil if the Spanish club pay his taxes.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..