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Real Madrid attacking midfield prodigy wanted on loan by Serie A club

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The scouts of Real Madrid have had a lot of business to handle in Brazil in recent years. Almost every top talent produced in the country has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Vinicius Jr, Eder Militao and Rodrygo stand to show the success of this approach.

One such youngster who signed for Los Blancos in 2020 was Reinier Jesus. The Brazilian was purchased for a hefty fee of €30 million before being sent on loan to Borussia Dortmund for two years.

Now that he is back at the club, another loan exit could be on the cards for the Brazilian attacking midfielder. And according to reports from Diario AS, Torino FC are trying to sign the youngster from Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have prioritised the forward’s loan for a combination of reasons. The ruthless competition in the forward department would hamper Reinier’s development if he stayed at the club. Moreover, he would occupy a non-EU spot that they cannot afford at the moment.

Torino are not the only club in the running for the starlet’s signature. Real Valladolid have had their eyes on him for several weeks now and could be spurred into action by the Italian side’s sudden interest.

Last season, the 20-year-old participated in 13 league games for Dortmund and failed to find the back of the net. In 2020-21, he scored one goal and provided one assist in 14 Bundesliga appearances.

While the numbers may not be impressive, one must remember that he is still young and promises a frightening ceiling.

Real Madrid wish to finalise Reinier’s loan exit at the earliest possible as he is not part of their plans for the pre-season tour to the United States. With Takefusa Kubo on his way to Real Sociedad, Reinier could be the next exciting prospect to leave Los Blancos.

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Real Madrid were offered Man City loanee in January, club decided against move – Romano

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Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City in the final days of the January transfer window came as a huge shock.

The Portuguese international signed for the Bavarian giants on a loan deal until the end of the season with a non-mandatory purchase option worth €70 million.

But, according to Fabrizio Romano, before his move to Bayern Munich, Cancelo was also offered to Real Madrid, who decided against signing any player in the January transfer window.

The Manchester City loanee has been on Los Blancos’ radars in the past, but the club made it clear that they are uninterested in signing any new players during the winter window.

As things stand, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are Carlo Ancelotti’s options at right-back, but there are concerns over their fitness and longevity.

But, as things stand, Real Madrid have no plans to sign a new right-back in the summer as they have full faith in both Carvajal and Vazquez.

Furthermore, Romano adds that the Merengues believe that they have a top right-back for the future in the form of Vinicius Tobias.

The teenage Brazilian joined the club in April last year from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan with a purchase option. He has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Real Madrid’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.

So, there is a good chance that the Spanish and European champions will sign Tobias permanently.

All these factors seemingly compelled them against making a move for Cancelo when he was offered to the club last month. The Portuguese international has already made his debut for Bayern Munich and registered an assist on his debut.

Whether they decide to sign him permanently for €70 million in the summer remains to be seen. As for Real Madrid, though, there do not seem to be any imminent plans to reinforce the right-back position.

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