|Desc||It is easy to understand just why Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus was so infuriated by his club’s decision to sell Reinier to Real Madrid for just €35m (£29m/$39m) in January. The elegant attacking midfielder with an impressive work ethic only made his professional bow for Flamengo in July, coming on in the second leg of a Copa Libertadores clash no less, and went on to rack up six goals and two assists in 14 appearances in Serie A. Former team-mate Filipe Luis has acknowledged only time will tell if the early comparisons with Kaka are warranted but, encouragingly. The Brazil Under-23 international has only just turned 18 and will initially line out for Madrid’s B team, but it looks like only a matter of time before he is playing alongside compatriots Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in Zinedine Zidane’s senior side|
|Org||Brazil U17 National Team|
|Club as Player||Real Madrid|
2019 05 16 Retrieve
[Curiously enough it is another Madrid legend whom Reinier credits as his footballing icon] I’m heavily inspired by [Zinedine] Zidane. I’ve watched a lot of videos on the internet of him playing. I’m always trying to execute plays like he did
2020 01 03 Retrieve
[Real Madrid close in on €30m Reinier deal as player’s family considers offer] There are things in football to which you cannot say no, the Brazil national for example, or Real Madrid, when they call it is like a summons
2020 01 24 Retrieve
[How Real Madrid’s Neymar failure led to Reinier deal] Real Madrid are the greatest. When I was very little I used to watch the Madrid Galactico games with my father. I loved Madrid. And of course since then I have always loved them. Zidane and Kaka have always been my idols because of their style of playing in midfield, with elegance and daring. But I have seen so many good players in Madrid… Benzema and Hazard are pure artists! My word, they play so well
2020 02 18 Retrieve
[Reinier eager to earn a place in Real Madrid history books] I am living a childhood dream, I want to be part of the great history at this club. Thanks to the president, managers and family who always thought I could get here. Today is a day of great happiness for me. Hala Madrid!
2020 04 02 Retrieve
[Reinier himself admitted upon signing, one of the biggest draws for the Galactiquitos are the blockbuster signings that preceded them] When I was very little I used to watch the Madrid Galactico games with my father. I loved Madrid. And of course since then I have always loved them.