Real Madrid recently completed the signing of Endrick Felipe, a young Brazilian sensation, from Palmeiras for a reported fee of €60 million. The teen sensation has revealed the real reason for signing with the club over other to European clubs.
Filipe told MARCA in an interview, “Cristiano is my idol and he played for Real Madrid, that’s why I chose them and I beleive it’s the right choice.”
“I haven’t won anything. I hope I can complete good seasons in 2024 when I join Real Madrid,” He stated.
While Real Madrid has completed the signing of the 16-year-old, Endrick will not be able to join the club until he turns 18 in July 2024. Meanwhile, Endrick will continue to play for Palmeiras in the Brazilian professional league this season and next before reaching the legal age to play for Real Madrid’s first team.
Endrick Felipe also revealed that he is already have made a few friends in Real Madrid. Vini Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militao are the current Brazilian national players playing for first team of Real Madrid.
“I am hoping that my friend Vini makes a great season, Eder, Rodrygo, so that Real Madrid can win more Champions Leagues, more Ligas and now the Supercup,” he said.
The young forward, who rejected lucrative contracts from other top European clubs for Real Madrid, also talked about his conversations with Vini Jr after signing the deal with Real Madrid. He told, “Vini Jr has given me different tips, but I will save them to myself. He is a very good friend of mine and I think this friendship will last for many years. I hope we can pass the ball to each other and score goals.”
Endrick also revealed that he has spoken with Rodrygo and Eder, also from Brazil, as well with the manager, Calro Ancelotti, “I talked with him (Carlo), with Rodrygo, with Eder, all the Brazilian guys.”
Endrick Felipe’s father has also revealed his son’s love and admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. He told ESPN Brazil, “Endrick is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, he told: ‘Dad, I want to be like Cristiano.’
‘They could put any player in front of him and he would choose Cristiano.”