Girona has decided this summer to fish around Real Madrid. Too many young people come out of the merengue quarry for little space in the first team. Some fall by the wayside, in lower categories. Others choose to seek opportunities abroad. For the other clubs in La Liga it is a good opportunity to find useful parts at a good price or through transfers, and this is how Girona understood it. Miguel Gutiérrez arrived first, a left-back who has already played minutes with Real Madrid both in domestic competition and in the Champions League. Now, the Catalan team has made official the transfers of Reinier Jesus, who belongs to the whites, and Javi Hernández, a Leganés player who left 'La Fábrica'.
Javi Hernández is a 24-year-old Andalusian left back. He went from the Sevilla academy to the Real Madrid youth team and there he was burning stages. Arrived at Castilla, he was never able to settle down and chained loans to El Ejido and Oviedo, before being transferred for half a million euros to Leganés in 2020. In his two seasons as a 'pepinero', he played 77 games in La Liga Smartbank, in which who scored six goals and distributed two assists.
Undisputed in the schemes of Josep Lluis Martí, Asier Garitano and Mehdi Nafti, he is a versatile player, who usually starts from the left-back, but can also play in the center of the defense. 50% of his rights still belong to Real Madrid, whose interests collided with those of Girona. The newly promoted wanted a loan with option to buy, but the defending champions rejected that clause. In this way, Hernández arrives through a normal loan for one season. Txema Indias, sports director of Leganés, confessed that Girona had been interested in the player for some time, that he has already passed the medical examination and will be presented this afternoon. He will soon be able to put himself under Michel's orders.
Reinier Jesus, a young Brazilian promise, will also be able to do it, like so many others hired by Real Madrid in recent years. However, unlike Vinícius Júnior or Rodrygo Goes, Reinier never had any first-team opportunities and was forced to go out on loan for two seasons to Borussia Dortmund, after joining the Whites in 2020 from Flamengo. 30 million cost the incorporation of the attacking midfielder, who also had no continuity in Germany. He could only add 738 minutes to his poor background in the elite.
The Brazilian has already passed the medical examination and his arrival has just been made official by the club, although he will not be presented until next week. The conditions are the same as those of Javi Hernández, a simple assignment, with no future purchase option. The daring and proactive style of Girona fits with the profile of Reinier, who will thus have his first experience in La Liga Santander. It is expected that he will enjoy greater continuity than in his previous stages, since it is a team with lower aspirations than those of Madrid or Dortmund and more in need of his quality in three quarters. The two ex-Madridistas join the additions of Miguel Gutiérrez, Yangel Herrera, Rodrigo Riquelme, Yan Couto, David López and Valentín Castellanos. All of them have already debuted on the first day of the League, with a narrow defeat against Valencia.