NEWS | 18/02/2020 | Javier Vázquez"A player arrives at Real Madrid who has already won the last Copa Libertadores. This is the jersey you've been dreaming about so much", said Florentino Pérez.
"Here we are with some of the best players in the world, players who have won everything, some of them even with 4 European Cups won in recent years in what is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary periods in our almost 118 years of history. And that is why it is not easy to find that indisputable talent that can be part of the culture of Real Madrid. Our players are already legends and they still have the hunger to keep winning, that is indispensable for wearing our jersey every day".
Youth and talent
"One of our main strategies is an obsession with finding talent wherever it is. That's why we're incorporating young players, but with quality and with an unquestionable future projection. In short, footballers who can be the big stars of tomorrow. And today we are here on another special day for madridistas. Because every time a new player arrives at this club, it's a day that excites those of us who love Real Madrid. Today a player arrives at Real Madrid, who has just turned 18, but has already become a champion of the last Copa Libertadores".
"Now you have before you a great opportunity. The one that has come as a result of your talent and your hard work. You have come here with humility and with great sacrifice. Your sacrifice and that of your parents, the sacrifice of a family that wants to see you succeed in the club of your dreams. I have been told that your father showed you Zidane's videos with the hope that one day you would play for Real Madrid. He certainly helped you to achieve your dream, but here you are on your own merits".
"Congratulations because today many of your footballing hopes are beginning to come true. Today you wear a jersey for the first time that is ingrained with the values that have marked our history and that have to do with hard work, demands, self-improvement, humility, comradeship and always with respect for the opponent. This is the jersey you have dreamed of so much. With it, our fans will help you overcome all the adversities".
Reinier: "I'm fulfilling a childhood dream"
"Good afternoon, everyone. It's a very happy day for me, the day I fulfil a childhood dream. Many thanks to the president, the directors, and my family, who were always with me and without them it would not be possible to get here. I want to be part of the history of this club. Hala Madrid!".
Signing the contract
Before the presentation, Reinier signed his new contract in the stadium's board room accompanied by Florentino Pérez. After the signing, the Brazilian received a watch, a replica of the Santiago Bernabéu and a jersey with his name on it.