MADRID (AP) – Young attacking midfielder Rainier will play for Girona this season on loan from Real Madrid.
The 20-year-old Brazilian joined Madrid at the beginning of 2020 but spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund.
He signed for Madrid from Brazilian club Flamengo for a reported fee of €30 million ($30.1 million). His contract with Madrid expires in 2026.
Rainier arrived not long after Madrid signed two other Brazilian youngsters for 45 million euros ($45.2 million) – Vinicius Jr. and Rodrigo, who are regular starters at the Spanish powerhouse today.
Rainier was a member of the Brazilian Olympic team that won the gold medal at the Tokyo Games last year.
Girona, back in the first division of the Spanish league this season, opened with a 1-0 loss at Valencia. It hosts Getafe on Monday.