Reinier: When Borussia Dortmund showed interest, I didn’t need to think twice

Reinier Jesus of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Reinier Jesus of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

New Borussia Dortmund signing Reinier Jesus has said that he did not have to think twice when the chance to sign for the Black and Yellows came about.

Borussia Dortmund completed the signing of highly rated forward Reinier Jesus from Real Madrid on a two year loan deal earlier this month. The 18 year old started full training with his new teammates on Tuesday, and he is already determined to taste success with the club.

"“As a player, I want to learn new things and develop myself further,” Reinier said during a media round. “I want to be successful with the club, win titles if possible. And last but not least, I want to bring a lot of joy to the fans.”"

Borussia Dortmund have had some very talented players from Brazil in their ranks over the years, including Márcio Amoroso, Dede and Evanilson. And Reinier is now looking forward to following in their footsteps.

"“I know that Borussia Dortmund is a great club with a long history, and a very large stadium. People in Brazil generally follow this club a lot. BVB also has a long history with Brazilian players – Amoroso, Dede or Tinga.”"

Many clubs were interested in signing Reinier on loan from Real Madrid, including Bayer Leverkusen, as well as Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid. But the chance to play for Borussia Dortmund was too good to turn down for the Brazil U-23s international.

"“I could have stayed in Spain. But when the chance to join Borussia Dortmund came about, I didn’t need to think twice. The club is known for developing players and I knew this was the right choice. I am very happy with this decision.”"

Asked about his role model and his best position on the pitch, Reinier said that he grew up idolising the legendary Kaka, but he wants to create his own identity. The forward also said that he is happy to play any role in attack, depending on where head coach Lucien Favre wants him to feature.

"“Kaka is an idol for me and a player with whom I am often compared. But I don’t want to be a second Kaka, I want to be Reinier and convince the fans with my game. I like the fast play, with short passes and one-twos. I like to help my teammates and get them into good positions and I also like to finish chances”.“I can play anywhere up front. Wherever the coach needs me, I’m ready. I want to help the team and do my best for the team.”"

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Fans could get to see Reinier make his debut on Friday, when Borussia Dortmund take on VfL Bochum and SC Paderborn in a double header friendly. With Brazil not playing in the upcoming international break, Reinier will have two more weeks in Dortmund to prepare for the start of the new season.