Endrik Leads the Way | Tops the List of 100 Most Valuable Footballers Worldwide
|Endrick of Palmeiras celebrate with the trophy after winning during the match between Cruzeiro and Palmeiras as part of Brasileirao 2023 at Mineirao Stadium on December 06, 2023 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil(Image-Getty)
Brazil's young forward Endric Felipe has been in the news for some time now. Real Madrid have almost completed the process of buying this young striker who plays in Palmeiras. His journey to Madrid is blocked only by age. However, even though he has not come to Europe yet, the news of Endrik's football talent has not been suppressed.
Recently, the 17-year-old Brazilian has been nominated in the list of the best under-20 footballers of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). What's more, in the meantime, Endrik has become the first footballer to play in Brazil (domestic) in the list of 100 most valuable footballers in the world. Recently, this list of the world's most valuable footballers has been published by the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES), an independent research institute based on football statistics in Switzerland.
According to CIES, Ndrik is currently ranked 65th in the list of 100 footballers. His price now is 8.27 million euros. Endric is ahead of European football stars Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Jack Grealish (Manchester City) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) in CIES value. Endrik is even ahead of Moises Caicedo, who was recently sold at a high price (he moved from Brighton to Chelsea for 11.6 million euros).
However, the fact that his contract with Real has matured has played a big role behind the price increase of Endrik. Earlier on December 15, Real Madrid confirmed that they had reached an agreement with Palmeiras to buy Endric. However, the deal will be officially signed in July this year, when Ndrik turns 18.
Although the amount of the contract between the two parties has not been officially announced, several Spanish media reported that Real is going to spend 60 million euros for Endrik in a three-year contract. Apart from this, they will also pay an additional tax of 1.2 million euros. However, some media say that Real has finalized 3 million 50 million euros for Endrik. And another 2.5 million euros will be given subject to various conditions.
Although Endrik left the topic, two of the top five are Brazilians. Where in the third of the list is another star of the Spanish club Real Vinicius Junior. His price is 25 million euros. The fourth player at the price of 24.8 million euros is also from Real and Brazil - Rodrigo. In addition, Endrik is ahead in one more place. The Brazilian is the most expensive under-19 player. There, he left behind young Turks such as Roky, Mathias Teil and Lamine Yamal.