Last week, when Palmeiras youngster Endrick scored a brace in his debut in the Copa São Paulo, Brazil’s most iconic youth tournament, there were soon some rumours about his future.
It was claimed that several European sides, including Manchester City, had reached out to his entourage to get information on a potential move.
Now it turns out that Endrick scored two more goals in his second game, and to nobody’s surprise, his name is everywhere in Brazil’s sports media.
Among the many pieces about the 15-year-old, there’s one from R7 columnist Cosme Rimoli, who once again point out that Manchester City are one of the clubs who are interested in him.
Pep Guardiola’s side are named as one of the European teams who got ‘excited’ with the wonderkid and made a ‘report’ about his potential.
The most interesting thing about Manchester City’s pursuit is that Palmeiras, who want to hold the player as long as possible, have an example of how to make big money with youngsters, and that’s the sale of Gabriel Jesus.
Rimoli writes that Endrick got to know the national team star and also has him as an inspiration.
So with such a big race set to be formed for the teenager, perhaps Manchester City have one or two extra arguments about making him the new Gabriel Jesus at the club.