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Real Madrid have officially confirmed the purchase of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Reinier from Flamengo in a deal understood to be worth €35 million (£29.8m/$38.8m).
The Brazilian wonderkid, dubbed the ‘new Kaka’ , has signed a long-term contract until 2026 and will initially join Real Madrid’s Castilla side.
He follows in the footsteps of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in moving to the Spanish capital from Brazil at a young age, with the former also joining from Flamengo, while the latter was plucked from Neymar’s old club, Santos.
Reinier had been linked with Los Blancos for some time, with reports suggesting his move would be confirmed soon after the player’s 18th birthday on January 19.