Man Utd and Chelsea can land Brazilian wonderkid Endrick for £51m after he signs Palmeiras contract on 16th birthday | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea can land Brazil's next big thing for £51million after he signed a new deal with Palmeiras on his birthday.

Endrick, 16, put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Verdao, who are looking to cash in on one of the world's highest-rated youngsters.

The striker has already attracted interest from the Premier League with United and the Blues keeping tabs, while Liverpool and Manchester City are also keen.

The Brazil Under-16 international has also been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Endrick is set to become "one to watch" in themarket.

Romano tweeted: "Brazilian jewel Endrick turns 16 today and signs new deal with Palmeiras: it will be valid until 2025, including a release clause worth €60m.

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"There’s already a battle between the European top clubs to sign Endrick. One to watch on the market, soon."

Endrick has yet to play for Palmeiras' senior squad but has put in consistently-high performances for the youth sides, scoring a whopping 165 goals in 169 games.

But he will soon be playing for the first team regardless of a future transfer, as Brazilian footballers are not legally allowed to play abroad until they turn 18.

The Brazilian is thought to be open to all offers after touring Europe earlier this year to look at potential clubs.

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New United manager Erik ten Hag has invested heavily in youth during his time as Ajax boss as he helped the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek come through.

Chelsea have seen a number of talented youngsters rise through the ranks in recent years, such as Mason Mount, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Fikayo Tomori, Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja.

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