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Real Madrid signs $33 million teenager in ongoing hunt for Brazil’s next superstar

The 18-year-old arrives at the Bernabeu from Flamengo. The Rio de Janiero based team won both the Brazilian league and the Copa Libertadores in Reinier's first season with the senior side. The attacking midfielder has been described as "one of the leading emerging stars in the world game" by the Spanish giants and becomes its most expensive ever winter signing. The deal for Reinier, which runs until June 2026, further demonstrates how Brazil has become one of Madrid's main target markets for emerging talent.The club has already splashed out big money for young Brazilians in recent years after signing Vinícius Júnior for $50 million in 2018, and Rodrygo for $55 million a year later. The deals have been masterminded by international scout Juni Calafat who seems determined not to miss out on the new Neymar. READ: Barcelona topples Real Madrid to become the highest-earning soccer club in the world for the first time

'Technical ability and creative talent'

Madrid confirmed its new signing will initially join the club's reserve team in February after he finishes representing Brazil's Under-23 squad in a pre-Olympic tournament. His new cluRead More – Source