With the transfer window in its final phase, Real Madrid could still sanction one or two more exits having already parted ways with several established first-team stars and budding youngsters.
And one of the players who could be offloaded before the summer window closes is young attacking midfielder Reinier Jesus.
Real Madrid waiting for offers for Reinier
Now, AS is reporting that Real Madrid have not received any offers for Reinier and are still waiting for proposals for the 21-year-old Brazilian prospect.
Real Madrid signed Reinier from Flamengo in January 2020, shelling out a substantial sum of €30 million for his signing.
After spending time with Castilla, the youngster was shipped out on loan to Borussia Dortmund for two years, but he failed to make much of an impact in Germany.
Upon returning last year, Los Blancos loaned him out to Girona, where he endured an injury-riddled campaign.
Having come back to Madrid this summer, Reinier was initially training with the first team before being informed that he will not be a part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.
The 21-year-old did not travel with the team to the USA and stayed back to train by himself. A return to Girona on loan appeared likely, but it ended up collapsing, leaving Reinier in limbo.
Since then, Reinier has been showing up at Valdebebas, alternating between training alone and with Castilla players. Despite his situation, club sources say that he is fully professional and praise his attitude.
But with the transfer window in its last week, and no offers appearing on the horizon, it remains to be seen what happens with Reinier.
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”