However, the Brazilian youngster is clear about who he wants to be in the future and how he wants to build a reputation for his talents.

Reinier is compared with Kaka

Having joined Los Blancos in January and then transferred to BVB on a two-season loan in the summer, it has been a full year for Reinier Jesus. However, the Brazilian youngster is clear about who he wants to be in the future and how he wants to build a reputation for his talents. “I don’t want to be Kaka, I want to be Reinier,” he insisted in an interview, responding to regular comparisons with the Brazilian legend. It’s good to compare with such a player, but I want to show who I am”. The teenager also explained how he decided to departure to Germany this summer. “I could have stayed in Spain, but when the choice to come to BVB came up. I did not think twice – he explained,” Borussia Dortmund is known for developing players.

Jesus wants to progress as a person and a player with BVB

“There was an option, we knew it was right and what we wanted, and it already gives a reward. I want to progress as a player and learn new things, too, as a person. I want to develop, and I want to learn new languages, English and German, it is important for the rest of my life. Of course, I want to be successful with the club and, if possible, win titles and give joy to the fans”. The loanee was quizzed in how he settled in his new home in Dortmund, and he seems to find his feet quickly. “Dortmund is a beautiful city, I really enjoy being here and my dad also really likes it, and it is important for me to be comfortable,” he answered. “BVB is a great club with a big stadium and a great history.”

“This club is followed a lot in Brazil because many Brazilians like Amoroso, Dede, or Tinga have played here”. The former Flamengo player answered questions about where Jesus feels most comfortable playing, given his versatility on the field. “I’ll be ready where the manager needs me. I want to do my best for the team,” he said. “I like all the attacking areas”. Reinier Jesus will spend 2020/21 and 2021/22 with Dortmund, playing for the Bundesliga side before returning to Real Madrid.