An explanation has been offered this week on why Chelsea missed out on signing one of the biggest rising stars in world football right now.
There was so many rumours and links at the time and hype was growing that Chelsea might actually be able to sign this star.
But in the end, Endrick went for Real Madrid over Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, much to the disappointment of the other two teams.
Chelsea have been trying to snap up many of the top young talents around the globe, but they will not be able to get them all. Sometimes it is simply down to the preference of the player, advice from their family, or agent advice. And according to Fabrizio Romano, Endrick choosing Real Madrid over the other two clubs was a mix of that and also, the involvement of a key scout.
According to the Italian’s column on the Daily Briefing, Los Blancos have one of their key scouts to thank for it – together with Endrick’s personal preference.
“It’s crucial, club preference always makes the difference. It was not about Chelsea, PSG or money… he wanted to go to Real Madrid and it was his only priority. Also, Juni Calafat’s work was crucial to make the deal happen in a key moment,” he noted to Caught Offside.