Reinier Jesus: Real Madrid confirm signing of Brazilian star from Flamengo in January

Reinier Jesus: Real Madrid confirm signing of Brazilian star from Flamengo in January

- Reinier Jesus becomes the third Brazilian teenager to join Real Madrid in the last two seasons

- The 19-year-old joins his countrymen Rodrygo and Vinicius at the Santiago Bernabeu

- Perez insists that the club will continue to invest in youngsters to build the club

Brazilian teenage sensation Reinier Jesus became a Real Madrid player after signing a long term deal with the Spanish League side in January this year.

The 19-year-old signed a six-and-a-half-year deal with Los Blancos in a deal valued around €35 million from Flamengo.

He caught the attention of top European managers after inspiring the Scarlet-Black to win Copa Libertadores and the Brazilian top flight last season.

SunSport reports that the midfielder broke down in tears after finally completing his move to Europe during the winter window.

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Reinier said: "I want to be a part of the history of this great club. "Today is a very happy day for me as I get to fulfill a childhood dream."

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The Sun further stated that Reinier becomes the third Brazil youngster to have joined the Galacticos Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

And this dream move could help unlock his potential as he is currently helping the Brazilian U23 national team prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

He would, however, be hoping he can be given the chance his countryman Vinicius is enjoying at the Bernabeu - having scored just three goals in 24 appearances so far this campaign.

The 19-year-old, on the other hand, has been fielded in the front three roles by his manager Zinedine Zidane - scoring seven goals in 18 appearances.

Rodrygo is among the stars who joined the Galacticos in August 2019 after Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, and Ferland Mendy

Meanwhile, despite splashing a staggering £300 million in the transfer market seven months ago, Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez is not satisfied with the depth of the squad yet.

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The 72-year-old has not given up on his pursuit for young players after completing Reinier deal last month.

Perez said: "It is our obsession to look for players who could be the big stars of tomorrow.

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"Today we welcome a player who has just turned 18 but has already won the Copa Libertadores with Flamengo, one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"As we aim to build the best stadium of the 21st Century, we are obliged to develop the talent of the future. It's not easy to find unquestionable talent that can make you form part of Real Madrid's legend."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea and Arsenal have shown interest in signing Real Madrid star Isco this summer.

The La Liga side is said to be looking for funds in their quest to lure France international Kylian Mbappe to the Bernabeu from Paris-Saint-Germain.

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Los Blancos will now need to first sell Isco who is rated at £63m before they can go for the signing of Paris-Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.

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