Manchester City are one of the European clubs who said to be chasing Flamengo wonderkid Reinier.
As reported by Globo Esporte today, the Premier League champions are in a list of competitors which includes the likes of AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.
Reinier hasn’t even made his debut for Flamengo yet, but has been catching attention due to the potential he’s shown at the club’s academy and the national team’s youth squads.
Now as his contract expires at the end of 2020, Flamengo are in a hurry to convince him to sign a new deal, both to guarantee his future at the club as to protect him from the European interest.
Reinier is currently protected by a €70m release clause, but if he doesn’t renew he can move for free in January 2021. The Brazilian club want to avoid that.
Another reason for the rush is the U17 World Cup, which is being played this year. Flamengo believe more clubs could be added to the list of pretenders after they see him play.
For now, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Milan and Borussia Dortmund are just ‘monitoring’ the teenager. Globo Esporte adds that other English sides are in the race as well, but none of them are named.