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Real Madrid agree 'anti-Haaland' clause in bid to beat Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal to signing

Rory O'Callaghan

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Real Madrid agree 'anti-Haaland' clause in bid to beat Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal to signing

Real Madrid have reportedly promised Brazilian wonderkid Endrick that they won't sign Erling Haaland if he joins the club.

Endrick, 16, has attracted interest from several top clubs in Europe after bursting onto the scene at Brazilian club Palmeiras.

He became the youngest senior player in Palmeiras' history earlier this season, setting a new record after making his senior debut aged just 16 years, two months and 16 days.

He has since gone on to score three goals in his seven appearances and now looks destined to move to European football.

Real Madrid are keen to sign Endrick but face stiff competition for his signature, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and PSG all linked with the striker.

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It has now emerged that Endrick's representatives have spoken with Madrid about a possible move to the Bernabeu.

Endrick's team make Haaland demand

One report claims the Brazilian has made a very specific request for the transfer to take place.

Marca, as reported by The Mirror, claim Endrick's representatives have informed Madrid that one of their key demands is that the Spanish giants do not sign Haaland if they are able to conclude a deal for Endrick.

It is claimed that Endrick's team believe the two players have playing styles that are too similar and that his arrival would affect the Brazilian's first-team opportunities in Spain.

The report adds that Madrid are receptive to the proposal, despite it potentially complicating any future deal for Haaland.

Madrid missed out on signing Haaland this year, with the Norwegian superstar instead joining Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund.

He has gone on to score 23 goals in just 17 games for Pep Guardiola's side.

Madrid continue to be linked with the striker, who could be available to sign in two years time due to a clause in his City contract.

Could Haaland join Real Madrid?

It is claimed that Haaland would be allowed to leave City in just two years if a foreign club pays his £175m (€200m) release clause.

However, the report also claims the Spanish champions have reservations over signing Haaland, due to his injury record and concerns over whether he could fit into the club's wage structure.

If Madrid are able to agree a deal to sign Endrick, he would only be able to move to Europe in 2024 once he has turned 18.

In October, Endrick avoided questions about his next career move, telling The Week: "I try not to think about the future. My focus is on the present, always on the next game.

"I have to give myself as much as possible on the field, so that I can help the team. Everything else happens in God’s time.

"I defend the colours of a great club, which gives me everything I need to play at the highest level.

"My family and the people around me help me stay focused."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Brazil, Endrick, Erling Haaland, Football, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Transfers, Arsenal

Rory O'Callaghan
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