Reinier Jesus (18) was signed in the January transfer window and given six months to adapt to Real Madrid and a new country. He has featured for Real Madrid Castilla after returning from Olympic qualifying games with the U23 Brazil team and has scored 2 goals and provided an assist within his 3 games. He was one of the most coveted talents in all of Europe and now interest is ripe in him for a potential loan move next season.
With only 3 Non-EU spots each season, Reinier would likely need to leave Real Madrid to get relevant minutes at the top level. According to reports from ESPN Brazil and OKDiario, Real Valladolid and Espanyol are both heavily interested in a loan move for the player.
Real Valladolid is said to have the upper-hand, but both Madrid and Reinier should receive assurances over playing time before moving to Ronaldo Nazario’s club. All of Jorge De Frutos, Javi Sanchez, and Andriy Lunin have been loaned to the club within the past year and all barely featured while at the club.
Espanyol is the other club on the table and Alberado would love to have Reinier providing for Raul De Tomas, but his move would be contingent upon the club avoiding relegation. Real Madrid would like to see Reinier move to a first division club within Spain.
Earlier in the year, MARCA and other outlets suggested there was interest from Real Sociedad. Reinier may not be a starter with La Real, but their attacking style of play would suit his characteristics. Additonally, if they land in a European spot next season, they will need more depth to help them compete in all competitions.