Liverpool have approached Palmeiras to explore the possibility of signing their striker Endrick Felipe, a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid. Liverpool were first linked with U17 Brazil international in winter this year, but the reports died down only to resurface recently.
Liverpool are long-term admirers of Endrick, who is ready to turn 16 next month. But the Reds are not expected to make a bid this summer, with Barcelona and Real Madrid also waiting in the wings. The Reds are not the only club showing interest in Felipe, however, with several other European giants closely monitoring his progress.
Barcelona, Man United, PSG and Real Madrid are all said to be keeping tabs on the 15-year-old centre-forward. The Brazilian centre-forward turns 16 on July 21, following which he would sign his first professional deal with the South American club.
The Brazilian will have a €40m release clause in his first campaign with Palmeiras, which will increase to €50m and €60m in the following years. Liverpool consider the South American striker one for the future, but Barcelona, Real Madrid and others are considered front-runners for his signature.
This means that the Reds will need to act quickly to stand a chance of signing Endrick. Liverpool’s marquee signing has been Darwin Nunez from Benfica. Uruguaya international has signed for them in a €75m move after a stellar campaign for the Portuguese club, scoring 34 goals in 41 games for them and four assists.