Chelsea warned to learn from missing golden chance to sign Brazil star

Chelsea warned to learn from missing golden chance to sign Brazil star

Chelsea have been urged to ‘learn a lesson’ after missing out on Real Madrid-bound sensation Endrick.

The teenager is primed to join the Spanish giants in the summer once he turns 18-years-old having been coveted by the majority of Europe’s heavyweight clubs.

English fans will get a first glimpse of the precocious forward tomorrow evening when Brazil take on England at Wembley.

For Chelsea supporters, it is likely to be a case of what might have been given how close they came to striking a deal with Endrick two years ago.

The London club put on something of a charm offensive for the player’s family with Thiago Silva playing a lead role in trying to convince Endrick to join him at Stamford Bridge.

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According to the player’s agent, however, Chelsea dallied over the potential fee involved and lost out to their Spanish counterparts as a result.

‘I think Real decided that they were never going to miss another talent like Vini or Endrick after Neymar moved to Barcelona,’ Pena, Endrick’s agent, told the Telegraph.

‘Maybe there is a lesson for Chelsea because they were in front at the start.

‘The boy’s parents visited Cobham and were impressed, but Chelsea were worried about the fee.

‘When Real came in and were prepared to pay what Palmeiras wanted, it became almost impossible for them.

‘All his father wanted for him was to be a footballer and to play for Real Madrid, so that was huge for him.

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‘Vini was also able to speak with him and tell him about his own experiences and offer some reassurances.’

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