Lars Ricken heaps praise on ‘top talent’ Jamie Bynoe-Gittens

Borussia Dortmund director of youth performance centre Lars Ricken has said that Jamie Bynoe-Gittens is a top talent who can be a difference maker at a very high level. 

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens is one of the most exciting players in the Borussia Dortmund U-19s team, and there are very high hopes that he could play in the Bundesliga one day. Reports have claimed in recent days that he will train regularly with the first-team after the turn of the year. And BVB director of youth performance centre Lars Ricken has now heaped big praise on him.

In an interview with Ruhr Nachrichten, the Borussia Dortmund legend said:

“Jamie, of course, is an absolute top talent and an outstanding player. The main thing for him is to stay healthy. He’s had to deal with injuries for a long time. When he wasn’t injured, there was Corona. That’s why for him it’s about playing in as many games and having as many training sessions as possible.”

“When he’s fully fit, he’s a difference-maker at an extremely high level.”

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens celebrates his goal against Sporting CP in the UEFA Youth League. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Bynoe-Gittens, who joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City for a small training compensation fee last year, got an opportunity to play for the first-team during pre-season. But he suffered a torn ankle ligament injury just 20 minutes into that appearance, and was sidelined for several weeks as a result.

The 17 year old made his return to action in November, and has scored five goals in just five appearances for the Borussia Dortmund U-19s this season. Three of those goals have come in two UEFA Youth League appearances. He found the back of the net on his debut against Sporting CP and followed that up by scoring a brace against Besiktas.

Bynoe-Gittens will be aiming to continue his progress for the U-19s in the second half of the season. He has a very bright future ahead of him, and he is certainly a player to keep an eye on in the coming years.