Real Madrid: What might happen if Reinier doesn’t play this season

Real Madrid, Reinier Jesus (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Reinier Jesus (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Immediately after Real Madrid signed Reinier Jesus for 30 million euros from Flamengo in the 2020 winter transfer market, the attacking midfielder made an impact in Castilla. So that summer, he received wide loan interest around Europe, from clubs in the Premier League and Bundesliga, especially. In the end, Real chose to loan him for two years to Borussia Dortmund, who had done such a wonderful job of helping Achraf Hakimi develop into a true star.

Unfortunately, as much optimism as there was regarding Reinier’s loan to the Black and Yellows this summer, it has all dwindled away. Reinier, even with a coaching change after Lucien Favre’s dismissal, has been relegated to the bench or the reserves for Dortmund this season. It’s not like Dortmund are doing so great, as they are at risk of not qualifying for the Champions League next season. But that has not helped Reinier.

It’s a frustrating situation for Reinier. Whereas Takefusa Kubo moved his loan from Villarreal to Getafe this winter, Reinier opted to stay in Dortmund instead of moving to La Liga with Real Valladolid interested.

According to a report from Jose Carlos Menzel of AS (report in Spanish), Reinier and Real Madrid are still holding out hope that the loan to Dortmund will come good for the young attacking midfielder.

Hakimi’s success is likely still fresh in the minds of Real execs.

Real Madrid will be patient with Reinier’s loan, but not beyond this season

But AS adds that there are “limits” to this patience. The report goes on to say that if Reinier does not receive more playing time before the end of the 2020-2021 season, then Real Madrid will work on finding a new loan for Reinier. Again, the player still has one more year left on his loan deal with Dortmund, but Real could work to change that if BVB continue to waste Reinier on the bench. Dortmund would surely have to understand Los Blancos’ position.

As it stands right now, Reinier has received just 74 minutes in the Bundesliga this season and has logged 20 minutes in the Champions League and 50 minutes in combined cup games. He’s not had much of a chance at succeeding in Germany’s top flight.

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Dortmund are flush with attacking midfield talent, namely club legend Marco Reus, but you’d think a team well out of the title race and struggling would have had much bigger plans for a loanee from Real Madrid. Hakimi’s loan was fruitful for Hakimi’s development, but it was also highly beneficial for the Black and Yellows. Maybe they will come to their senses with Reinier before it is too late for them.