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US teen Reyna extends Dortmund deal until 2025


Berlin (AFP) – US teen midfielder Giovanni Reyna has extended his Borussia Dortmund contract until June 2025, it was announced Friday, a week after his 18th birthday.

“Dortmund are a big club that can challenge for titles and are in all the important competitions. Young players in particular have the chance to develop here,” said Reyna.

“I have already learned a lot and want to learn more in future.”

Reyna is keeping youthful company in Dortmund’s attack alongside England winger Jadon Sancho, star striker Haaland, both 20, and English midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17.

He has already made 22 appearances in the Bundesliga, including creating three goals in a 4-0 win over Freiburg last month.

He also scored a goal and set up another for Haaland in the 3-0 win over Moenchengladbach on the opening weekend of the season.

“Gio’s development in recent months has been incredible,” said sports director Michael Zorc. 

Reyna made his senior international debut last week against Wales, the day before his 18th birthday, he scored his first goal for the States on Monday in a 6-2 away win over Panama.

The teenage attacking midfielder has been in the Dortmund squad since January after transferring from New York City FC.

“He was already a very, very good player with a lot of potential at 17,” said Dortmund coach Lucien Favre.

“If he continues like this, he will be very important for Dortmund in the next few years.”

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2 Comments

  1. Azer

    November 20, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Good for Giovanni Reyna, anything but MLS. Forget the top leagues in Europe for a minute. We have seen clubs play in the Europa League this season that most of us have never heard of. FC Zorya Luhansk or AC Omonia for example. It would be much better for an American to go and play for those two clubs, rather than returning to MLS and playing for the LA Galaxy for example. The same applies to players currently playing in MLS. I’m sure MLS supporters will disagree.

  2. Don

    November 20, 2020 at 9:22 am

    I hope he is a huge success and maybe one day when he is 40 years old he can become the #1 reason why you go and watch an MLS match.

    But all truth it will be his next contact that will matter because he will be in the middle of his prime years. I do love seeing more USA players getting some spotlight even though the media will only talk about the chosen one Pulisic.

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