£50m release clause slapped on 15-year-old Man Utd target


Manchester United target Endrick Felipe has been slapped with a £50million release clause after signing a three-year deal with Brazilian side Palmeiras.

The 15-year-old phenomenon signed his first professional contract this week, extending his stay with his boyhood club until July 2025. And transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports Palmeiras have wisely inserted a £50million release clause in his contract following the demand for one of the world’s most hotly-rated youngsters.

That comes as a major blow to Premier League giants United, Liverpool and Manchester City, who had expressed an interest in signing the Brazilian starlet. Endrick’s snub means the forward will not get to join his self-confessed idol Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford just yet.

English clubs had hoped Endrick could be snapped up for a small fee and transferred to their youth academies. But Palmeiras were able to keep their talent by quickly upgrading him to a pro deal.

Gabriel Jesus, who was signed from Palmeiras by City in 2017, was similarly upgraded to a pro contract when he became of age. That meant the Brazilian club were able to secure £30million plus add-ons for him when the Premier League champions eventually came knocking in 2017.

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Endrick snubbed Premier League clubs including Man United
Endrick snubbed Premier League clubs including Man United



The Brazilian will not get to join idol Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford
The Brazilian will not get to join idol Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford

Endrick has taken Brazilian football by storm, netting 165 goals in 169 youth team games since joining Palmeiras aged 11. His style has been likened to Vinicius Jr, who was discovered while playing for fellow Brazilian side Flamengo.

Vinicius remains the most expensive signing to come out of the Brazilian league with Madrid paying £40m for him in 2018. Endrick will be hoping for a similar ascent if he eventually decides to leave his home country for European football, while Liverpool, City and United are expected to keep tabs on his progress.





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