It is quite a difficult time for Reinier Jesus at Real Madrid these days. The 21-year-old was expected to seal a temporary move to Girona this summer, his third loan exit from the club, but Diario AS has reported that negotiations between the parties have failed.
The last couple of weeks have been rather strenuous for Reinier, who joined Real Madrid in January 2020 from Flamengo.
During this period, the 21-year-old saw his teammates packing bags for the pre-season tour in the United States while he was left alone in Valdebebas.
Why did the Girona move fall through?
Reinier was not included in Real Madrid’s travelling contingent for the pre-season tour because first, Carlo Ancelotti had communicated that he would not be part of the squad next season. Secondly, Madrid were in talks with Girona over a second consecutive loan move.
But with Girona signing Pablo Torre from Barcelona on loan for the 2023/24 season, there was no reason for the La Liga team to sign another midfielder, meaning that Reinier was left wanting.
Reinier is well-liked at Girona. After all, the 21-year-old played 18 games for the team last season and scored two goals.
Above all, Girona manager Michel rates him, but Oriol Romeu’s departure to Barcelona and Torre coming to Girona as part of the deal forced them to back out.
Strange weeks for Reinier
Since Real Madrid’s flight to the US last month, the 21-year-old has been training alone in Madrid, sometime in the company of the Castilla players who are expected to leave the club.
Despite being the lone wolf, Reinier has regularly attended training and most of the time, he has done it alone. Those watching him really appreciate his professionalism.
For what it is worth, the player wants to play in Spain because he is set to receive dual nationality. However, if nothing materializes in the coming weeks, he will go abroad. What is certain is that he will leave the team on loan this summer.
Real Madrid retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report
Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.
The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.
Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.
Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti
Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).
There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.
After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.
Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.
The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.
Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.
Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat
It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.
“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.
With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.