Real Madrid sign Reinier Jesus from Flamengo

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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 Mondayagreeing 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.

 

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.

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