The 18-year-old midfielder has only played 15 games with Flamengo, which receive about 30 million euros for the transfer.

Reinier, during a training with the Brazilian national team U23.


Reinier Jesus Carvalho (Brasilia, 2002) was blowing on Sunday the candles of his 18th birthday without the concern of what will be the great gift of such a marked anniversary. The gift was the efemride itself, because with the majority of age already completed the obstacles to consummate his signing for Real Madrid were over. The white club, cautious after FIFA's vigilance with transfers of minors, had chosen to wait to formalize the incorporation of the young Brazilian midfielder. Until Monday, 18 years and one day, Reinier officially became a Real Madrid footballer.

The entity chaired by Florentino Prez has spent around 30 million to incorporate a player whom they already compare with Kak in Brazil, despite his youth. Like him, Reinier is a classic half-point, with a lot of technical quality and easy to see the door. He is physically gifted for the position of second striker, but do not invent, do not put him in a band because they are going to strangle him. The system is essential for you to perform. For example, he has difficulties playing in a 4-3-3, his coach at Flamengo, the Portuguese Jorge Jesus, said in an interview in Brand.

With the Carioca team – from which Vinicius also came out, two years older than Reinier – he became a champion of the Copa Libertadores in November, in which his participation was limited to 20 minutes in the round of eighth against the Ecuadorian Emelec. In league, however, I played 14 games, six of them as a starter.

South American Pre-Olympic

The boy does not immediately join white discipline. I will do it when Brazil's tour ends in the South American Pre-Olympic. If you enter the final phase, as it seems, play your last game on February 9. In case of debacle of the canarinha, be free of international commitments on day 31.

Reinier, however, will join the Castilla directed by Ral in Segunda B, a team in which to play the remainder of the season. As it happened with Take Kubo, now assigned to Mallorca, his status as an extra-community will prevent him from playing under Zinedine Zidane, since the three places are already occupied by his countrymen Eder Militao, Rodrygo and Vinicius. Two players, the last ones, with those who have a lot in common, since as they have left the Brazilian league young to reach the Bernabu as star of the future.

Reinier delves into the expansive policy of signings that Real Madrid has launched in recent years. Given the growing difficulty of signing consolidated stars on the European scene, due to its scarcity compared to the abundance of clubs with exorbitant budgets – from the greats of the Premier to the PSG, through classics such as Bayern, Juventus or himself Barcelona-, the white club has launched to incorporate young promises all over the world. The philosophy is to sign galactic futures before they are.

235 million in five years

This is how Martin Odegaard, Fede Valverde, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Andriy Lunin and Kubo have arrived in recent years. Without neglecting, of course, the national market: Marco Asensio, Jess Vallejo, Dani Ceballos, Alvaro Odriozola, Brahim Daz and Soro, Zaragoza midfielder. For all those players, in addition to Theo Hernndez – transferred to Milan for 20 million euros -, Real Madrid has spent about 235 million in the last five years, according to the Transfermarkt portal. More than half, 125, corresponds to the three Brazilians.

Currently, and not counting Reinier himself, Real Madrid has 39 players among those who are under the command of Zidane and who are assigned in First clubs – also Bundesliga and Premier – and Second. Of them, 20 are 23 years old or less and only Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema exceed 30, attesting to the commitment to rejuvenation of the workforce.

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