Dortmund to keep star teenager from Klopp’s clutches with massive deal

Date published: Friday 16th October 2020 10:19 - Jonny Whitfield

Giovanni Reyna Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly ready to hand Giovanni Reyna a bumper new deal, amid claims that Liverpool are keen on the exciting midfielder.

Journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft claimed last month that Jurgen Klopp has his his eye on the 17-year-old American.

He has started the season in fantastic fashion, notching one goal and four assists in three Bundesliga games. Indeed despite his age, he is a firm part of head coach Lucien Favre’s plans.

As such, Bild claims that Dortmund want to tie him down to a new deal. The German outlet says he will sign the extension when he turns 18 next month.

What’s more, the new contract will double his money, seeing him earn £43,500 per week.

Dortmund have the option to extend his current deal until 2023, but want to take action to extend his stay at the club.

Reyna is one of several exciting youngsters from across the world making their mark at Dortmund. Former Birmingham youngster Jude Bellingham joins him in midfield, after his summer move from Birmingham.



Up front, meanwhile, Erling Haaland already has five goals and two assists in five games this term. What’s more, winger Jadon Sancho is still at the club after links with Manchester United.

Fjortoft said last month that Liverpool boss Klopp has sent admiring glances the Bundesliga side’s way.

He said: “I think they are paying special attention to Dortmund. The American Gio Reyna – and of course – Erling Haaland.

“And then there is Alphonso Davies at Bayern, but he is obviously unattainable.”

Liverpool attack has fresh reinforcements

Diogo Jota, Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Despite the links to Reyna, though, Liverpool added to their attacking ranks in the recent transfer window by bringing in Diogo Jota.

The former Wolves winger has scored one goal for the Reds, adding a goal and two assists for Portugal during the international break.

As such, he could be in Klopp’s thinking to earn a start in Liverpool’s front three against Everton on Saturday.

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