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Borussia Dortmund set to give Gio Reyna long-term deal

American teenager Giovanni Reyna has excelled with Borussia Dortmund’s first team and is set to be rewarded with a new contract later this year.

Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc spoke to the media on Thursday ahead of the club’s final Bundesliga match of the season. Reyna, who turns 18 in November, has impressed with the first team since being promoted in January and Zorc is hoping to keep him in Germany long-term.

“Lucien and I very much agree about Gio and are in good discussions with him. When he turns 18, we want to keep him with BVB as long as possible. We will continue this success story” Zorc said in the prematch presser.

The “American Dream,” as labeled by club teammate Erling Haaland, made his first Bundesliga start last Saturday at RB Leipzig. Reyna assisted Haaland’s first goal of the match in the 30th minute before eventually being subbed off in the 81st. Dortmund was victorious, winning 2-0 and clinching a second-place berth in the league table.

At just 17-years-old, Reyna is already a key player for Dortmund on the field and could see even more playing time next season if Premier League transfer target Jadon Sancho leaves this summer. Reyna’s only goal came in the German Cup earlier this season, but he’s also registered one assist against PSG in UEFA Champions League play.

His current contract is set to expire in June 2021, but could be rewarded with a new deal prior to the end of this year. Reyna will look to end his season on a high note this Saturday against seventh-place Hoffenheim.


  1. Reyna has shown that he’s got the talent, and at 17 the sky is the limit for him as a player and a marketing tool. They’ll tie him to a nice contract now and than after the 2022 WC they’ll cash in.
    It’s kind of BvB’s standard operating procedure. They’ve got a good track record for finding & polishing top talent than selling onto the “Deep Pocket Clubs”….you have to imagine that they want to get Reyna on a good size contract with a kicker of a buy-out or sell-on clause.

    • A good track record is an understatement. They will probably get more for Sancho than they got for Pulisic. Haaland is still very young and if he continues to score like he had, he could fetch $100 million soon. When it comes to getting and selling young players, they’ve got to be one of the most successful teams in the world.

      • Haaland will be gone by this time next year if he continues to produce like he has. I agree with Lost if Reyna stays healthy two more seasons at BvB. Now that that is settled, what 14 year old American will be ready to move to Dortmund then?

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