It has been a nightmarish summer so far for Real Madrid youngster Reinier Jesus as he is currently neither a part of Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team setup nor the Castilla outfit.
The 21-year-old Brazilian returned from his loan spell at Girona last season and has been training by himself for the most part of the summer awaiting a resolution on his future.
It was made clear to the young attacking midfielder that he would not be a part of Ancelotti’s plans this season. And as such, a loan exit back to Girona appeared likely, before it ended up collapsing.
Real Madrid have been patiently waiting for offers for Reinier and it finally appears to have arrived in the final stages of the window.
Frosinone want Reinier Jesus on loan
Indeed, as per Fabrizio Romano, Serie A minnows Frosinone have asked Real Madrid about signing Reinier Jesus on loan for the rest of the 2023/24 season.
Negotiations are now set to take place between the two clubs over a temporary loan arrangement.
Romano goes on to add that the operation would be a simple loan deal with there unlikely to be a permanent purchase option.
Reinier has not clicked in Europe
Real Madrid have hardly had any misses as far as their recruitment from South America in recent years is concerned.
But, Reinier has been an exception to that. Having arrived from Flamengo in January 2020, the 21-year-old first spent some time at Castilla before being loaned out to Borussia Dortmund for two years.
The Brazilian endured a torrid time in Germany, hardly making any impression. The situation was not much different at Girona last season as he struggled to impose himself.
With Frosinone now emerging as an option, Reinier will be aiming to turn things around should he complete a move to Italy.
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.”