Chelsea target Endrick outlines future plans when naming Premier League inspiration

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Chelsea target Endrick has spoken of his fondness of the Premier League, along with an admiration for Manchester City star Erling Haaland.

Standard Sport understands that the Blues are among three clubs keen on signing the 16-year-old from Palmeiras, and several meetings over a potential transfer have already taken place.

Real Madrid remain frontrunners, and Paris Saint-Germain are expected to launch a bid, but the Blues are prepared to out-spend their rivals, with an agreement possible in early next year ahead of a summer 2024 move when the striker turns 18.

Asked about his favoured future destination, Endrick told TV Gazeta: "There's the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 ... I play video games a lot, I make a career out of playing.

"I watch all the leagues, I play in all the leagues, practically. I see myself playing in any league.

He continued: "My dream is to play in Europe, but what I want is to be playing. I'm focused on Palmeiras and I don't care where I'll be playing in the future ... Currently, Haaland is a new guy that I look up to, who was almost from my generation. But, of course, there is also Ronaldo."

A star is born: Endrick (Getty Images)
A star is born: Endrick (Getty Images)

Endrick is already a household name in Brazil after scoring 165 goals in 169 games for Palmeiras’ youth teams. It saw him become the club’s youngest-ever player after he made his senior debut last month aged just 16 years, two months and 16 days.

He netted his first senior goals a fortnight ago to become the second youngest scorer in Brazilian first division history.

“They all tell me to seize my moment. So that's what I always keep to myself. It will always be on my chest. Let's move on and, as they say, seize my moment,” he said.