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‘Reinier better than Kaka’ – Luis backs Real Madrid signing

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Filipe Luis has congratulated Real Madrid on their new signing Reinier from Flamengo.

Reinier will officially move to the Santiago Bernabeu when he turns 18 later this month. Real Madrid are reported to have completed the signing of Reinier from Flamengo after agreeing to pay a fee of €30 million.

Former Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has approved of Reinier’s abilities. He even remarked him to be even more talented than ex-Real Madrid galactico and Brazil legend Kaka.

Filipe Luis said that the 17-year old showed great maturity and ability considering his age and backed him for having a great future.

“I remember Kaka because he played with his head up, and he was lethal in the area,” he said as per Goal.

“Reinier has even more quality than Kaka with his back to goal. Time will tell whether or not he is like Kaka.

“He has surprised me at 17 in that he always chooses the correct option. When he has to pass, he passes, he plays with his head up.

“It really is a great signing, I congratulate Real Madrid. He isn’t 100 percent ready. He is 17 years old but has potential and a great future.”