Erling Haaland has dubbed his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Gio Reyna ‘The American Dream’ after the 17-year-old made his mark in the Bundesliga this season.
Haaland, the Norwegian starlet who joined the Dortmund in the January transfer window, said he is amazed by Reyna’s ability to play without fear and attack with intent.
‘He’s 17-and-a-half soon, so at such a young age to be so calm on the ball and play for such a big team, it’s very fascinating to see how calm he is, and he doesn’t care about anything, he just jumps right into it,’ he told ESPN.
‘He’s a top talent, and we’re lucky to have him here. The American Dream, I call him that.’
Reyna, son of Claudio who played for Sunderland in the Premier League, made his first-team debut for Dortmund on January 18 and has since played a role from the bench in the last six Bundesliga games.
Reyna went on to make history, becoming the third-youngest player to appear in the Champions League knockout stages when Dortmund played against PSG on February 18.