Real Madrid are going to try and find a new loan for Reinier Jesus. The 30 million euro man from Flamengo began his career at Valdebebas with huge potential, shining in a “false nine” role for Castilla that had top clubs around Europe salivating.
Borussia Dortmund are known for having a great eye for talent, and so when they decided to sign Reinier on loan, Madridistas were excited. It was a two-year loan, so comparisons to the highly successful two-year spell Achraf Hakimi had with the Black and Yellows were drawn.
But whereas Hakimi burst out to true stardom in European football for BVB, Reinier barely played. Even with three different coaches – renowned in their own ways – Reinier could not get a sniff of action. He had a big opportunity to impress in der Klassiker but squandered it. He just was not quite ready for a move to Dortmund; it was a step too quick. Most of all, he could not play his favored position due to all the attacking midfield talent. Reinier is not a winger.
So as Real Madrid ponder his best fit with suitors lining up, a favorite among the fans is emerging. Ronaldo Nazario’s Real Valladolid.
Real Valladolid could use a player like Reinier to stay in LaLiga
Not everyone sent to Valladolid had success there. Andriy Lunin, one of the best young keepers in LaLiga, did not get a crack there. But Reinier should be a different case. He is a technical, intelligent, and wonderfully gifted attacking midfielder and center forward. Those are always in demand, and Valladolid need that creativity and star talent.
And you’d think that if anyone can appreciate a great young Brazilian, then it would be O Fenomeno himself, former Real Madrid icon Ronaldo 9.
Valladolid is returning to LaLiga, and they could use a player ready to be in their XI and lift them up, the way Oscar Rodriguez starred for Leganes in 2019/20…and Takefusa Kubo in his first stint with Mallorca. Neither could save those clubs, but maybe Reinier, who has more talent than both of them, could be a different case.
Juni Calafat has nailed his signings lately. Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo Goes, and Fede Valverde were big hits from South America. They led Real Madrid to a Champions League this season. So it stands to reason that Reinier can be a success, too. Calafat has not been wrong lately, putting the Lucas Silva behind him.
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All Reinier needs is the right move. Valladolid looks like the best bet on paper. He should be in LaLiga, he should play for a lower-level team, and he should have a chance to grow and be a star on a side he can feasibly take responsibility for.