The agent of Vinicius Jr and wonderkid Endrick explains the principle distinction between each gamers
Brazilian wonderkid Endrick has naturally drawn comparisons to Vincius Jr after breaking via at Palmeiras, the 16-year-old ahead typically likened to the Actual Madrid winger as a result of their rise to stardom at such an early age.
Come 2024, the pair can be linking up collectively at Actual Madrid, with Endrick signing for Los Blancos when he turns 18. Actual Madrid can pay Palmeiras greater than £60 million for the ahead, agreeing a take care of the Brazilian facet for the 16-year-old in December 2022.
Vinicius Jr loved an identical trajectory in his profession in 2017, when Actual Madrid paid Flamengo a then-record for him. Nonetheless 17 on the time, Vinicius solely moved to Madrid a yr later, as soon as he had turned 18.
Frederico Pena is the agent of each gamers, however highlights one key element between the 2 gamers which could recommend he has even greater hopes for Endrick than what Vinicius Jr has already achieved.
“The primary distinction between them is that Vini has all the time been one of the best in his class, yr after yr, whereas Endrick has all the time been forward of his class, taking part in with a lot older gamers, as a result of his bodily maturity,” Pena defined to FourFourTwo.
“All people was shocked by Vini’s expertise after he performed within the South American Underneath-17 Championships with Brazil.”
Endrick arguably shocked the world much more on the 2022 Sao Paulo Youth Soccer Membership, contested by U20 sides in Brazil. Gary Lineker recognised Endrick’s expertise, as he scored seven targets in seven video games and was voted Participant of the Event by supporters after main Palmeiras to their first title.
Pena admits he desires Vinicius to behave as his mentor when he lastly makes the transfer to Actual, although, suggesting he nonetheless has loads of work to do to even get close to the achievements he needs to be able to.
“Vini has all the time proven a really excessive diploma of professionalism, all the time doing what’s greatest for his personal profession, so we would like them to come back nearer collectively, for Endrick to see what an actual profession appears to be like like.”