He will arrive in Madrid after playing with Brazil’s under-23 squad in qualifying for the 2020 Olympics. The qualifying tournament ends in early February.
Reinier, who turned 18 on Sunday, is the third Brazilian teen signed by Madrid in recent seasons, following Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo. Vinícius Júnior also played for Flamengo, while Rodrygo was signed from Santos. The transfers for each one of them reportedly reached nearly 45 million euros ($50 million).
Both also played in the “B” team before making it to the main squad.
Reinier is a creative attacking midfielder who has been touted as one of the most promising youngsters in Brazilian soccer. He helped Flamengo win last year’s Brazilian league and the Copa Libertadores, South America’s most important club competition.
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