Gio Reyna’s 18th birthday last week not only signaled a new year for him, it also marked the moment he could unveil a new contract with Borussia Dortmund.
Reyna signed a new deal with Borussia Dortmund which will run until June 2025, the club announced on Friday. Reyna could not sign the deal until he turned 18, but officially committed his future to the Black and Yellow.
“BVB is a big club that can compete for titles and is represented in all major competitions. Young players in particular have the chance to develop themselves here, said Reyna. “I have already learned a lot in Dortmund and I want to learn a lot in the future. I’m looking forward to being with BVB in the long term.”
Reyna, who moved to Germany from MLS side New York City FC to Germany in 2019, has become a vital part of Lucien Favre’s squad. The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder has featured in 29 first-team matches for Dortmund, registering four goals and six assists.
He also made his senior debut for the USMNT earlier in November, scoring once in a 6-2 romp over Panama. Reyna also featured in a scoreless draw with Wales, four days prior.
“Gio has developed almost unbelievably in the past few months,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said . “It will definitely be an important part of Borussia Dortmund’s sporting future. Personally, I am very happy that he has decided with full conviction to renew at BVB for the long term.”
Reyna and Dortmund return to Bundesliga action on Saturday against Hertha Berlin.