Real Madrid ‘to announce the signing of Brazilian starlet Reinier for £25m’ with the teenage midfielder set to join on a six-year contract
- Real Madrid are set to unveil Flamengo star Reinier as a new signing on Monday
- The Spanish giants are through to have paid the the Brazilian’s release clause
- Madrid and Flamengo waited until Reinier turned 18 to avoid trouble with FIFA
- He is expected to be thrown into Madrid’s Castilla team managed by legend Raul
The Flamengo midfielder has long been linked with a switch to the Bernabeu with club officials reportedly registering their interest during the FIFA Club World Cup, where he was part of the squad that played Liverpool in the final.
Reinier is said to have undergone a medical with Los Blancos over a week ago and signing his contract last week before flying to Madrid.
Reinier will be announced as a Real Madrid player on Monday, according to reports in Spain
And the player will finally be revealed as a new signing for Zinedine Zidane’s men on Monday after celebrating his 18th birthday on the weekend, according to AS.
The move has been largely kept under wraps as Madrid and Flamengo attempt to stay in FIFA’s good books regarding the signing of under-age players.
Chelsea got into hot water with the world governing body after being found guilty of breaching rules in relation to signing players under the age of 18.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is keen to build his team around a generation of youngsters
Real Madrid and Flamengo have waited for Reinier to turn 18 to avoid any trouble with FIFA
The Blues were handed a transfer ban for two windows, although this was reduced to one after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Reinier is expected to feature for Brazil’s Under-23 team on Monday night as they play Colombia in a qualifying game for the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
The teenager played 15 times for Flamengo in 2019, scoring six times and winning two trophies – the Brazilian Serie A and the Copa Libertadores.
He enjoyed a run with Flamengo to the Club World Cup final in Qatar, where they lost out to Liverpool 1-0 in extra time courtesy of a Roberto Firmino goal.