SOCCER BRAZIL – Brazil’s latest soccer sensation turns pro on 16th birthday

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Endrick, widely touted as “the next Neymar,” celebrated turning 16 Thursday by signing his first professional contract with Palmeiras.

The young striker, who has been attached to the Sao Paulo club since he was 10, is already on the radar of major European clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.