LaLiga: Real Madrid sign Brazilian teenager Reinier Jesus for 30 million euros from Flamengo

The club said in a statement that Reinier, who won the Copa Libertadores with his boyhood club in December, has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.

Reuters January 21, 2020 08:56:45 IST
LaLiga: Real Madrid sign Brazilian teenager Reinier Jesus for 30 million euros from Flamengo
  • The club said in a statement that Reinier, who won the Copa Libertadores with his boyhood club in December, has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.

  • Reinier joins compatriots Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo as the latest exciting South American talent to move to the Spanish capital in the last 18 months.

  • he youngster will join up with Real’s reserve team squad once his participation in Brazil’s pre-Olympic tournament finishes in February.

Madrid: Real Madrid have signed yet another young Brazilian talent in the form of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Reinier Jesus from Flamengo, the LaLiga club announced on Monday.

The club said in a statement that Reinier, who won the Copa Libertadores with his boyhood club in December, has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.

LaLiga Real Madrid sign Brazilian teenager Reinier Jesus for 30 million euros from Flamengo

File image of Reinier Jesus. Image: Twitter @LaLigaBRA

Reinier joins compatriots Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo as the latest exciting South American talent to move to the Spanish capital in the last 18 months.

The youngster will join up with Real’s reserve team squad once his participation in Brazil’s pre-Olympic tournament finishes in February.

Local media reports suggests Madrid have paid a transfer fee of around 30 million euros ($33.25 million).

The move reaffirms Real’s move away from ‘Galactico’ style signings, with president Florentino Perez keen to ensure the club do not miss out on the next global superstar following his failed pursuit of Neymar, who opted to join great rivals Barcelona in 2013.

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

European football weekend: Massive Madrid derby, 'Klassiker' in Germany, Inter look to extend Serie A lead
Sports

European football weekend: Massive Madrid derby, 'Klassiker' in Germany, Inter look to extend Serie A lead

LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid have an opportunity to deal a hammer blow to their city rivals' attempts to retain their league title as they host Real Madrid in a potentially decisive Madrid derby.

European Union's top court deals setback to Barcelona, Real Madrid in tax case
Sports

European Union's top court deals setback to Barcelona, Real Madrid in tax case

Barcelona are coming off their first season without a trophy since 2007-08 and have a debt of more than 1.1 billion euros, largely because of the coronavirus crisis.

European football matchday: City hope to close in on Premier League title in Manchester derby; Atletico face Real in Madrid derby
Sports

European football matchday: City hope to close in on Premier League title in Manchester derby; Atletico face Real in Madrid derby

Manchester City can virtually ensure a procession to the title in the final weeks of the season by beating Manchester United while Atlético Madrid will be aiming to leave its city rival eight points adrift in third place with a victory