Real Madrid have agreed a deal with Flamengo for Reinier, with the movement set to be finished this month when he turns 18. The 17-year-old has caught the eye this year, registering six goals and two assists. His performances have drawn the eye of a wealth of clubs, such as Barcelona, PSG and Manchester City, but Real Madrid have won the race for his signature. Globoesporte and Marca have every reported in the past couple of hours which Los Blancos have agreed to cover the participant’s release clause, that stands at $30m, but will finish the price on January 19 (his 18th birthday) so as to follow FIFA transfer laws concerning youth players. Real Madrid’s new signing, often compared to Kaka, will initially join Real Madrid’s Castilla facet – trained by Los Blancos’ mythical former striker Raul, but is put to take part in Brazil’s Under-23 squad at a pre-Olympic championship first. The effort begins and may see Reinier remain before February 9 with the group, if Brazil achieve the phases. He’ll join up with Castilla. Rivals Atletico Madrid had held discussions with the skilful midfielder, and at one stage were the favourites to land the youthful prodigy. They weren’t ready to cover the release clause, which was 70m at that time. A new contract with Flamengo saw Reiner’s release clause halved in November. The child would have been in a position to register for any club in July 2020 had he never penned this new agreement. So as to keep to their own funding for this season, Flamengo needed raise funds, and are keen to part ways with one of the assets. Reinier will add to four Brazilians already in the Bernabeu; Casemiro, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr, and Marcelo.
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