Gio Reyna has reportedly been given a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund as the 17-year-old midfielder continues to make waves in the Bundesliga.
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According to German outlet Kicker, Dortmund have already agreed to a two-year extension with Reyna and his new contract will be announced in November when he turns 18.
The new contract will see Reyna locked down by Dortmund until the summer of 2023 but the outlet says they are not yet allowed to officially confirm this due to FIFA rules about contracts with players under the age of 18. Players under 18 cannot sign a contract longer than three years and Reyna’s current deal is due to run out in the summer of 2021.
In the same way Dortmund signed Jadon Sancho to a new, longer contract when he turned 18, Reyna will also be rewarded for his promising start to life with the first team.
Reyna has burst onto the scene in the second half of the 2019-20 season, scoring a stunning goal in the German Cup against Werder Bremen and being a key part of a new-look forward line alongside fellow teenagers Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.
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The son of Claudio Reyna, Gio has been touted as an even bigger prospect that Christian Pulisic by some of the coaching staff at Dortmund and his displays as a 17-year-old have been remarkable.
Reyna will no doubt be a star of the future for the USMNT and this contract will solidify the Bundesliga as a wonderful breeding ground to develop young American players.
With Tyler Adams, Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Josh Sargent (plus, Alphonso Davies, even though he’s Canadian) all kicking their careers onto the next level, the Bundesliga is the perfect place for them to play regularly and make a big jump ahead of potential moves to the Premier League or elsewhere in Europe.
For now, Reyna seems delighted to be at Dortmund and his rise to become a starter has been nothing short of sensational.