While football can be often said the key in making your dreams come true, thanks to the fat paycheck you get once you play in the big leagues, it has come true for 18-year-old Reiner. Reiner has been signed on by Real Madrid for an estimated $33 million on Monday as the Spanish club searches for their next kid star.
Reiner arrives at the Bernabeu from Flamengo and has wins from Brazilian leagues and the Copa Libertadores against the seniors under his belt already. Reiner who occupies the midfield position is often described as often attacking and “one of the leading emerging stars in the world game” by the Spanish. His traits have earned him the title as the costliest winter signing ever in the history of signing, to date.
The deal for Reiner has been consorted till 2026 which further shows Brazil’s resolve to become Madrid’s main hotspot for emerging targets to emerge and amass. Brazil has already slashed big money for young talents like Reiner in recent years, which seems as a trend with clubs around the world. It began with Brazil acquiring Vinícius Júnior for $50 million in 2018 and Rodrygo for an even higher $55 million in 2019. All the recent deals including Reiner were the brainchild of international scout Juni Calafat, who seems on a mission to not miss out on recognizing the new Neymar or Ronaldo.
Brazil confirmed their latest signing with Reiner as he joins the club’s reserve in February as he currently finishes Brazil’s Under-23 squad in a pre-Olympic event. Reiner’s new home praises the teenager’s potential and quotes that his “strengths lie in his technical ability and creative talent on the ball.” Reiner has already scored 6 goals in 15 appearances for Flamenco and was previously an unused substitute as his team faced Liverpool in the Club World Final.