Palmeiras starlet Endrick has hinted that he is keen to follow in the footsteps of Ronaldinho and Neymar at Barcelona.
The forward – who is comfortable playing out wide or in the number nine position – has already attracted glances across Europe with his performances at the tender age of 15.
Endrick is rumoured to be on the radar of Real Madrid, but the teenager has dealt a blow to Los Blancos’ hopes of a future transfer by talking up his admiration for Barcelona.
Speaking to Sport, Endrick said: “It is a club where many players passed through who inspire us younger ones like Neymar Jr, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Romario and Ronaldinho.
“All the boys who want to play abroad think of Barca because of Neymar Jr, who is from our generation. If one day the time comes to leave, maybe Barca can be an option.”
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in Endrick, who plans to sign his first professional deal with Palmeiras when he turns 16 in July.