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Endrick’s enigmatic message, a possible farewell to Palmeiras

Endrick’s suspected muscle injury that he supported on Wednesday evening Libertadores Cup clash against Independiente de Valle has hit Palmeiras hard. The young striker, who is in the home stretch of his career in Brazil before joining Real Madrid, posted a “story” online about his Instagram account which could be interpreted as a farewell to the club.

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“Palmeiras I love you, thank you for everything,” the player wrote, referring to his current team. Endrick will be able to move to Europe and finalize his transfer to Real Madrid once he reaches his majority (he will be 18 on July 21). The teenager, who left the match on a stretcher, will undergo tests in the coming days to determine the extent of his injury. For now, there are fears that he will be excluded from the Copa America which is just over a month away. Endrick is part of Dorival Júnior’s 223-player squad for the tournament, which begins June 20 in the United States with Brazil will begin their campaign against Costa Rica on June 25.

This latest setback, combined with the fact that the Brazilian have been reported due to flooding in Río Grande do Sulmarks the end of a stage that brought great achievements for the Verdao No. 9 despite his young age.

Endrick still had five games to play Palmeiras before it was decided to suspend the Brazilian championship. Brasil the international would have played his last matches with the club against: Criciuma, Botagofo RP, Vasco da Gama, Saint Laurent And Atlético Mineiro (June 2). The team sits ninth in the Serie A standings with eight points from six games while occupying a dominant position in the standings. Libertadores Cupfirst in group F with 13 points, and already qualified for the next round with one match to play. Abel Ferreira’s team will know which rival they will face in the round of 16 after the draw on June 3.

Endrick became the youngest player to play since Palmeiras in club history as a second-half substitute in the 4-0 win over Coritiba in October 2022. Since then, he has played a total of 80 matches with the first team even though he has not yet turned 18. He contributed 21 goals and four assists – figures and performances which earned him a call-up to the Brazilian senior team.

He made his senior debut in November 2023, playing eight minutes of the 2-1 loss to Colombia. He has made four appearances for the national team, including recent friendlies which saw him finding the net at Wembley (against England) and at the Santiago Bernabéu – which will very soon become its new home.