Real Madrid are interested in the signing of Flamengo midfielder Reinier Jesus.
Reinier Jesus has been on Real Madrid’s radar for some time now. The Spanish giants have been tracking the player’s progress at Flamengo since 2016.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder is widely regarded as one of the finest young talents to emerge from Brazil over the course of the last decade. The starlet possesses a whole range of attacking gifts, combining perfect touch, technique, vision, ability to split opposing defences at will and crucially, a keen eye for goal.
He has even been described as a cross between Zinedine Zidane and Kaka by some in Brazil.
Reinier scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists in his 15 appearances, as Flamengo secured a historic Brasileiro and Copa Libertadores double in the 2019 campaign.
Real Madrid are considering signing Reinier Jesus once the Flamengo starlet turns 18 on 19th January. Los Blancos are ready to hand him a five or six-year deal.
Reinier will move to Madrid and spend the rest of the season with Raul’s Castilla team. Rather than paying the Brazilian’s €35m release clause, Real Madrid are keen to negotiate a fee around €30m plus add-ons.
Reinier told AS in November about the attention of the Madrid club: “It’s an honour that they are looking at me. It’s a very competitive league. I love Spanish football because Brazilians settle in well there.”
One of the key factors in his desire to put on the Madrid shirt is his eagerness to share the dressing room with Vinicius Junior, who left Flamengo for the Bernabeu in the summer of 2018. He said: “He’s [Vinicius] a top player and anyone would like to play alongside him.”
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