Newcastle United and Manchester United make ‘transfer promise’ to Brazilian wonderkid wanted by PSG

The youngster has caused plenty of excitement in his home country.

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Newcastle United have been named alongside several of Europe’s biggest clubs as possible suitors for Brazilian wonderkid Endrick.

The 16-year-old has burst on to the scene with Palmeiras after scoring seven goals in as many games for his side during their successful Copa Sao Paolo de Futbol Junior tournament earlier this year.

His domestic form led to international recognition and the youngster made an instant impression, scoring five goals in four games as the Brazil Under-17s won the prestigious Montaigu Tournament with a 2-1 win over Argentina in April.

Comparisons with Brazilian legends Ronaldo and Romario have been made in recent months and the youngster has attracted scouts from some of European football’s elite.

Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all maintained a watching brief on Endrick and are reportedly keen to offer him an early chance to test himself in Europe.

But it is interest from three Premier League clubs - including Newcastle - that has hit the headlines over the last 24 hours.

Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola has named the Magpies, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United as interested parties and indicated the Premier League trio have ‘promised bids in the not very distant future’.

Nicola goes on to state Real Madrid have ‘never stopped monitoring’ the youngster and revealed Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain ‘seem like the favourites’ to secure his signature should he be allowed to depart Palmeiras over the coming months.

It is not the first time Newcastle have been linked with a Brazilian talent in recent weeks after they were said to be interested in Santos forward Angelo Gabriel, Vasco de Gama midfielder Andrey Santos and Monaco full-back Vanderson.