Reinier Jesus, long linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, has officially signed for Real Madrid.
The attacker has long been linked with a €30million switch to Madrid, with reports previously suggesting he would sign after turning 18 on January 19.
Reinier’s arrival was subsequently confirmed on Monday, agreeing to a six-and-a-half-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu.
He scored six goals in 14 appearances for Flamengo in Brazil’s Serie A last year.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 20, 2020
During his brief stint in Flamengo’s senior side, Reinier collected medals for both the Brasileiro and Copa Libertadores titles – though he did only make a single appearance in the latter.
He was also a part of the Flamengo squad that narrowly missed out on the Club World Cup title last month, as Liverpool beat them 1-0 in the final.
A technical, creative and powerful attacking midfielder, Reinier initially attracted attention for his performances with Brazil in the 2019 South American Under-17 Championship.
Captaining his country, Reinier netted three times – a figure bettered by only three players – as Brazil otherwise disappointed, failing to get beyond the first group phase after finishing fourth in Group B.
Despite links with Madrid, Reinier signed a new contract with Flamengo in November – the deal reportedly including a €35million release clause.
Madrid confirmed Reinier will link up with their second string Real Madrid Castilla after his participation in CONMEBOL’s Pre-Olympic Tournament finishes in early February.