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Chelsea and Real Madrid are competing to capture an 18-year-old Brazilian whizkid, according to a report

The Brazilian market has no shortage of fresh talent. Real Madrid are in touch with other prosecutors who could be included as useful tools in Ancelotti’s arsenal, but the public is preoccupied with market-famous stars like Endric.

 Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing Botafogo prospective striker Mateus Nascimento, according to an English-language source told by Mundo Deportivo.

The Whites take the lead despite reports that teams such as Chelsea are also interested in the 18-year-old.

Florentino Pérez has no intention of signing Nascimento for the first team due to his young age and lack of skill. Instead, the administration wants to give the player a chance at Castilla before deciding whether to promote him to the first team. Aggressive goalscoring as a teenager His approach earned him the nickname ‘Brazil’s Edinson Cavani’.

But his skills don’t stop at finishing. He is also active as a creator and has excellent off-ball mobility. This youngster has scored 7 goals in his 14 matches for Copado in Brazil and Cariocasserie A, his best result in Europe in 2022. Given the lack of finishers besides Karim Benzema, it’s clear that Real Madrid are interested in the young player.

Nascimento has signed his contract with Botafogo until 2025. It’s unclear how far Real Madrid will go with his move, as the player still has a two-year-plus contract and a high transfer fee.

The Whites have been successful in signing players from Brazil in recent years. While efforts are being made to sign Endric, Mateus Nascimento could also join Real Madrid in the near future. Sources say Real Madrid were planning to sign the 18-year-old before he was promoted to the main team.

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