What does the Brazilian have to sat about the transfer?
Let’s find out.
According to multiple reports, Real Madrid are set to complete the €30 million transfer of Flamengo striker Reinier Jesus in the coming days. Zinedine Zidane’s side have been consistently linked with a move for the Brazilian forward, and according to reports in Marca this weekend, the 17-year old will sign for the La Liga giants on January 18th.
Real Madrid have reportedly delayed the confirmation of the move as they want to wait until the striker turns 18 on January 18th, in order to comply with FIFA regulations on the signing of underage players. If the deal is completed in time, Reinier will join up with Raul’s Real Madrid Castilla side before the end of the month.
“Let’s wait and see,” he said, quoted in another Marca report, when pressed by journalists about his future. The youngster was training with Brazil’s under-23s at Granja Comary where the national football federation’s headquarters. It was his third day of training with the Brazil squad that will take part in the pre-Olympics in February. They will defend the Olympic title they won at Rio 2016 during the summer at Tokyo 2020.
Earlier, Real Madrid great Raul, the club’s Castilla head coach, claimed to know nothing of a reported move for the youngster: “I can’t tell you anything because I don’t know anything. You will have to ask the club or other people. Nobody has told me anything about this case.”