Dortmund sign Reinier from Madrid on loan deal
Sources told ESPN on Saturday that the transfer — which does not include an option to buy for the Bundesliga club — was on the verge of completion.
Reinier, 18, will now join up with his new Dortmund teammates after they returned from a preseason training camp in Switzerland this week.
Reinier started three times for Madrid’s reserve team Castilla in February and March, scoring three goals, before Spain’s Segunda B season was abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020-21 Bundesliga campaign is due to start on Sept. 18.
“He’s a ‘nine-and-a-half’ who can play as a false nine, or on the wing,” BVB coach Lucien Favre said on Monday. “I don’t know if he can play as a number eight in a 4-1-4-1. He’s very young.
“Our attack looks like a high school now! From what I’ve seen, he’s really good in attack and at finishing. At 18 he can still improve a lot.”