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Real Madrid star Reinier Jesus, 18, joins Dortmund on two-year loan transfer to link up with Sancho and Bellingham

REAL MADRID youngster Reinier Jesus has joined Borussia Dortmund on a two-year loan deal.

The 18-year-old is yet to feature for Los Blancos’ first team but will hope to get some top flight minutes under his belt with the Bundesliga side.

The Brazilian will join up with his new team-mates – including Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham – after they returned from pre-season training in Switzerland this week.

Both Dortmund and Jesus tweeted to announce the news.

The German club wrote: “Borussia Dortmund borrows @ReinierJesus_19 for the next two seasons from @realmadrid.”

And Jesus posted: “Today I start another challenge in my life! Thank you @BVB for the opportunity to wear that shirt!”

There was no room for Jesus at Real as their three non-EU spots were taken up by his countrymen Vinicius, Rodrygo and Eder Militao.

He started three times for Madrid’s reserves in February and March.

And the playmaker bagged three goals in that time before Spain’s Segunda B season was abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Madrid signed Jesus from Flamengo in January.

The Spanish giants forked out £25.6million to sign him on a six-year deal which expires on June 30 2026.

After he joined, Madrid described him as “one of the leading emerging stars in the world”.

And Jesus broke down in tears of joy when the deal went through.

The 18-year-old was touted around Europe’s top clubs after helping Flamengo win the Copa Libertadores and the Brazilian top flight last season.

Reinier said at the time: “I want to be a part of the history of this great club.

“Today is a very happy day for me as I get to fulfil a childhood dream.”

Reinier had been on international duty with the Brazilian Under-23s, helping them in Tokyo 2020 pre-Olympic qualifying, before being unveiled as a Real Madrid player.

Earlier this season, the cheeky youngster was caught publicly flirting with a volleyball player on Instagram.

The attacking midfielder was the third Brazilian teenager to join the Spanish giants in the past two years following Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

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