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Dortmund starlet commits to new long-term deal until 2025

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A highly-rated rated youngster has agreed to fresh terms to prolong his stay at the Signal Iduna Park by five further years.

Borussia Dortmund have announced that Giovanni Reyna has signed a contract extension that will keep him tied to the club until the summer of 2025.

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc had stated in June that the club intend to sign the teenager on a long-term deal once he turns 18, with a minor no longer allowed to sign a professional contract. 

He celebrated his 18th birthday only on November 13, and Zorc has stayed true to his word.

Reyna told the club’s official website: “BVB 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.

“I have already learned a lot in Dortmund and I want to learn a lot more in future. I look forward to being with BVB in the long term.”

One of the rising stars of the United States nations team, the midfielder has made rapid progress ever since joining the German club in 2019.

He was assigned to Dortmund’s youth team after his arrival from MLS side New York City and was called up for the senior team just a year later.

Reyna holds the record for being the youngest American ever to appear in Bundesliga, youngest player to record a hat-trick of assists in Bundesliga, second-youngest American scorer in Bundesliga, youngest goalscorer in DFB-Pokal history, youngest American to play and register an assist in a Champions League match, and the third-youngest player ever to play in a Champions League knockout game.