Reinier Jesus won’t be part of Real Madrid’s first team this season. With Vinicius Junior failing to secure a Spanish passport, there are no EU spots left in the squad. Even if Reinier were to impress during pre-season, it would be highly unlikely that Vinicius, or any of the other South Americans, would have obtained Spanish citizenship. After two years of loan to Borussia Dortmund with hardly any minutes left, Reinier will have to select his next club wisely.

In a new report from an Italian outlet, The Gazzetta dello SportJose Mourinho – the current manager of AS Roma – wants to sign Reinier Jesus on loan. The same report mentions Madrid’s preference to keep Reinier in Spain. The club [Madrid] would love to loan Reinier to a La Liga side, with many pointing to links with Ronaldo Nazario’s Real Valladolid, who have been promoted to the first division this season.

AS Roma mainly play in a 4-2-3-1 and a 3-5-2, two systems in which Reinier could thrive as an attacking midfielder. Meanwhile, Real Valladolid used a 4-3-3 system at the end of the year, a formation that doesn’t favor Reinier’s characteristics. Wherever Reinier Jesus ends up next season, it is essential that he and his team speak with any potential future employers, including the manager, before a move and understand the type of role Reinier could play next year.