The Barça coach acknowledged the conversation he had with the player and his entourage in an interview with ESPN.
After taking over the managerial reins at FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez has played a key role in transfer negotiations to strengthen the azulgrana squad. The club has benefited from his stature, highly valued in the world of soccer, to convince world-class players such as Robert Lewandowski or Jules Koundé.
In an interview with ESPN, the coach acknowledged that he has also made a move to secure the services of one of Brazil's most promising young talents, Endrick.
"We have been talking to his father and also directly with the player. I explained to them the project we have at Barça. We want talents and he is a talent. He has goals, dribbles, and a tremendous ability to make a difference. He is a player for the present, already playing in the Brazilian league, and also for the future," he said.
"He is the type of player we need. He knows the project and we are talking. I hope he joins us. It's up to him," he added.
In the same interview, Xavi explained why he turned down the Brazilian national team when he was in charge of Al-Sadd.
"They came to Qatar and offered me to be part of Tite's coaching staff, but I wanted to be a coach, not an assistant. It would have been a tremendous opportunity, but it didn't happen because I was clear that I wanted to coach Barça. That was my dream and here I am," he said.