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Chelsea can unearth next Adriano with Endrick

Chelsea will throw every inch of their transfer pull into striking a deal for Brazilian wonderkid Adriano, with the 16-year-old sensation earning plaudits for his tenacity, physical attributes and excellent strike with his left foot.

And with Brazilian World Cup star Richarlison waxing lyrical about the player, it’s clear to see why Blues owner Todd Boehly is so enticed by the prospect of drawing the starlet to Stamford Bridge.

Richarlison, as quoted by reputable transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, said: “Trust me, I can say that Endrick is impressive, he’s very strong and talented. He reminds me of Adriano. I watched him playing with Brazil and Palmeiras; I think in two years, he’ll arrive in Europe.”

Romano also recently confirmed to GIVEMESPORT that Chelsea were firmly in the running for the ace, saying: “The three clubs are fighting and Chelsea are in the race. They want to try and they want to discuss.

“Palmeiras want €60m. That is the value of the release clause, but they could accept a different kind of structure of the deal with the package, including add-ons and bonuses. Remember the player would be joining in 2024, so it’s a long-term project around Endrick and not a short-term project, but Chelsea are there.”

Swift action needed

With Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid both gunning for the Brazilian whizkid, Chelsea will need to present an arresting deal in order to prevent the other juggernauts from acquiring his name, with a £52m fee required.

And The Sun report that the player netted an incredible 165 goals in 169 youth appearances at the Palmeiras academy, with Chelsea hoping that compatriot Thiago Silva can aid the club in their pursuit of a talented ace who could dominate the game across the next two decades.

As per Transfermarkt, the “phenomenon” – as heralded by Gabriel Jesus – has netted three goals across his first seven professional appearances, also grabbing one assist, demonstrating an aptitude for finding the net that stretched beyond his tender age.

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Achieving an average of 2.0 shots per match, with 1.4 on target, and recording a pass accuracy of 73% in the Brazilian Serie A despite his high-octane role in the Palmeiras team, Endrick is demonstrating that he is a robust and dogged talent that will pepper opposing defences with his relentless style, as per Sofascore.

He has also only lost possession an average of 3.4 times per match, alluding to a knack for precise timing and a footballing intellect that permits him to choose when to pass and when to let his energetic aura carry him down the pitch.

£52m might appear somewhat steep, but Chelsea should not hesitate for one second in their pursuit of Endrick. There are some players that enter the scene and exhibit prowess beyond their years, and Endrick encapsulates that mould.

Chelsea could indeed unearth the regeneration of Adriano, and have a leading talisman to drive them to riches across the next few years.