Castilla coach Raul unaware of imminent Madrid move for Reinier

If Reinier Jesus is set to sign for Real Madrid, club great and Castilla coach Raul Gonzalez claims not to know about it.

Flamengo teenager Reinier Jesus has been linked to Flamengo and La Liga giant Real Madrid.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid great Raul, the club's Castilla head coach, claims to know nothing of a reported move for 17-year-old attacker Reinier Jesus.

Reinier has been linked with a €30million move from Flamengo this month, and it is said the teenager will sign for Madrid after his 18th birthday on January 19.

However, Raul, who works with Madrid's young talents in the reserve team, suggested he was unaware of an imminent announcement.

"I can't tell you anything because I don't know anything," Raul said after Castilla's 2-1 defeat to Melilla. "You will have to ask the club or other people. Nobody has told me anything about this case."

Reinier scored six goals in 14 appearances in Brazil's Serie A last year.

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