Real Madrid growing even more concerned with loanee’s situation

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Real Madrid loanee Reinier Jesus is one of the team’s most promising prospects, but he’s barely featured for Borussia Dortmund in 2020-2021.

When Real Madrid loan someone, they expect the team acquiring the player to give them every opportunity to obtain meaningful minutes. Real loan promising young players with high ceilings, and these individuals can help another club qualify for European football or even compete for trophies. Achraf Hakimi did so for Borussia Dortmund, while Martin Odegaard led Real Sociedad to Europa League qualification.

Reinier Jesus joined Los Blancos in the last winter transfer market for 30 million euros from Flamengo, and he quickly looked like a future superstar at Castilla. The center attacking midfielder was a hot commodity on the loan market this summer, but Dortmund ultimately won the sweepstakes over notable clubs like La Real and fellow Bundesliga standouts Bayer Leverkusen.

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have a strong relationship. Hakimi’s loan went very well for two years, leading Real to loan Reinier to BVB for two years, too. Additionally, Los Merengues would love to sign Erling Haaland from Dortmund. 

Unfortunately, Reinier has started zero games for the Black and Yellows in 2020-2021 with a meager 56 minutes played. Dortmund’s situation in attack is competitive, especially with Gio Reyna emerging as a young superstar. But 56 minutes for Reinier is unacceptably low for Real Madrid.

Dortmund did not even have Reinier in the squad against Bayern Munich

According to a report from Mario Cortegana of AS, Real Madrid and Reinier are both even more concerned about the success of this loan deal after Der Klassiker vs. Bayern Munich.

Not only did Reinier fail to make an appearance in the biggest game of the Bundesliga Hinrunde, but the Brazilian wasn’t even in the squad. Dortmund manager Lucien Favre didn’t even name Reinier on his bench for the match.

Overreacting to one decision isn’t wise, but it’s telling that Favre didn’t even want Reinier as an option on the bench for Der Klassiker. It shows that the manager doesn’t have much faith in Reinier, even though the young man’s talent and potential are obvious. And with an average of 11 minutes per substitute appearance, how can Reinier even prove himself to the manager whose own competence has been consistently called into question?

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Real and Dortmund have a good relationship, but Los Blancos won’t let any club waste the potential of a great player. Reinier needs minutes. If Favre isn’t going to value him accordingly, Real may have no choice but to give up on this loan. Surely, they can find another club in Germany or within Spain who would give Reinier more a half’s worth of minutes in the league.