Reinier Jesus may be just 17 but he is already courting interest from some of the biggest clubs anywhere in world football.
Le 10 Sport claimed earlier in March that both Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are circling around the Flamengo forward.
And this was not the first time Anfield was mentioned as a potential destination. Writing on his official website in 2018, former Flamengo president Kleber Leite claimed the Reds had started negotiations with Reinier’s family.
But Liverpool will now have to contend with a Real Madrid side who have made a habit of signing Brazilian wonder-kids of late. Vinicius Junior has been a roaring success at the Bernabau and he will be joined in the Spanish capital by Santos forward Rodrygo this summer.
Reinier could be on his way to Madrid as well. The Sun reports that the disposed Kings of Europe are ready to trigger Reinier’s £60.5 million release clause; a fee that would make the attacker the most expensive footballer ever under the age of 18.
Considering the remarkable success Vinicius has enjoyed this season, you could hardly blame Reinier for wanting to follow in his footsteps.
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