Not Ronaldo – Brazilian prodigy Endrick reveals who he identifies his game with

A highlight reel emerged a few weeks ago of a 15-year-old Brazilian ripping apart teams with relative ease. 

Namely Endrick Felipe a top tier Brazilian prospect, who has since garnered the attention of the biggest European sides. The striker possesses a fine touch, a lethal finish and an assortment of dazzling trickery which will have you convinced he’s a Neymar regen. 

However, fans and viewers have mostly drawn Endrick in the same light as the likes of Romario and Ronaldo (El Fenomeno) in terms of potential. 

The Palmeiras teenager now has the world at his feet, and going by his own words, it seems that he has his heart set on a future destination. 

In an interview with Marca, the Brazilian spoke about his fondness for Spanish giants Real Madrid and even vouched for them to go all the way in this year’s Champions League. 

He also stated that his Blancos fandom is a result of his love for Cristiano Ronaldo, whose career he wishes to emulate. At the moment, however, the Brazilian stated that he mirrors the qualities of French forward Kylian Mbappe. 

The Brazilian said, “Right now I resemble Mbappé, I have his characteristics and I like him. My position? Centre-forward, that’s my position”.

His statement holds true considering the similarity in attributes of both players. They’re both pacey, prolific in front of goal and top prospects, of course, Endrick has to go a bit further to draw any real comparisons with the World Cup-winning Frenchman.

Real Madrid have actually been linked with a move for the Brazilian in the near future, another similar the 15-year-old shares with Mbappe. 

Mbappe, also an admirer of the Real Madrid legend, has had his eyes set on a move to the Bernabeu for a long time. 

With the transfer looking very likely, the plethora of young attacking options Madrid could have at their disposal in the future is a sight to dread for opposition teams.