Real Madrid Leverkusen keen on the Brazilian
Guille Martnez/Chema ReyMARCA
Real Madrid have spent the last few years signing young talent with an eye on the future.
Takefusa Kubo and Reinier Jesus are the latest to join the growing list, with the Brazilian arriving in January, six months after the Japanese had come to the capital.
Real Madrid are clear that the future of the team will be carried by those youngsters, as well as some others that the club have on their books – Martin Odegaard, for example.
Reinier committed to the club for six and a half years with his signing and, as MARCA have reported, he has agreed to spend next season out on loan. Offers are already coming in, too.
Bayer Leverkusen are the most interested club as things stand, and Real Madrid have an excellent relationship with the Bundesliga side.
Los Blancos are hopeful of securing a deal for Kai Havertz, although the current global pandemic forced them to take a step back in their pursuit of the German forward.
The main problem in the way of a move to Leverkusen is that leaving Spain would slow down Reinier’s process of nationalisation, as he needs two years of residency in Spain to avoid taking one of the non-EU spaces in the squad.
A number of sides in Spain have also enquired about Reinier, namely Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid, but Real Madrid won’t let him go for nothing.
Kubo faces a similar challenge, but Japanese nationals need 10 years of residence before qualifying for a Spanish passport.