Real Madrid Announce Signing of Reinier on Long-Term Contract Until 2026

Real Madrid have officially announced the signing of teenage Brazilian attacker Reinier from Flamengo for a fee rumoured to be in the region of €30m.

Reinier, who celebrated his 18th birthday over the weekend, has agreed a long-term six-and-a-half year contract with Los Blancos that promises to keep him at the Bernabeu until 2026.

Real have confirmed that Reinier will link up with the club’s Castilla squad once he has finished his current international commitment with the Brazil Under-23 squad at the South American 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament in Colombia.

That competition began on 18 January and will run until 9 February.

The signing has drawn comparisons between Real’s captures of Vinicius Junior and Rordygo Goes direct from Brazilian clubs at a young age in recent years. In fact, Vinicius has already travelled the exact same path as Reinier from Flamengo to Madrid.

A report from AS explains that Flamengo will pocket €24m of the €30m transfer fee, with €3m being paid to Reinier’s family and another €3m going to a representative.

It is also suggested that Reinier was made aware of just how keen Real were on a deal at the recent 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar when his father told him.

Before that, Real were interested but it was Premier League side Everton were expected to wrap up the signing instead. ​90min explained in the summer how Richarlison was an important factor in the Toffees tempting Reinier to head to Merseyside.

At the time, reports from Brazil suggested Everton were ready to pay €40m. But, fast forward six months, and it is Real that have now won the race instead.

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