Gio Reyna unsure about Borussia Dortmund future ahead of big summer

Gio Reyna
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Gio Reyna wants to play at a club where he can feel valued after a disappointing loan spell at Nottingham Forest that did not go according to plan.

One of the items on Borussia Dortmund’s agenda for this summer is to figure out the future of Gio Reyna. The 21 year old spent the second half of this season on loan at Nottingham Forest where he found playing time hard to come by. Reyna’s minutes at BVB were also limited during the hinrunde, and it remains to be seen whether he is part of the club’s plans for next season.

For Reyna, the main thing is to be at a club that wants him and where he can be an important player. “I’m not quite sure what’s going to happen,” Reyna said in an interview with the Athletic. “I just want to go somewhere that is at the highest possible level, but still play an important role, get consistent minutes and be an important player for any team, whether it’s at Dortmund or somewhere else.”

“I’m just looking for the right fit for me, playing at a high level and a club that wants me — where I feel valued.”

The hope was that Reyna would play that important role at Nottingham Forest after he joined the English Premier League club during the January transfer window. While things did not work out for him in England, the attacking midfielder does not regret the move.

“It just didn’t work out. It didn’t go as planned. The goal was to go there and play games and get really consistent minutes but the club was under a lot of pressure and things happen. It’s never that simple, going on loan for three to four months. One day, I’d love to go back to the Premier League, so to get a taste of that was also really valuable for me going forward.”

Before his future is resolved, Reyna will hope to play a crucial role for the United States as they take part in the Copa America. The tournament will offer the USMNT with an excellent opportunity to showcase their quality ahead of the FIFA World Cup in two years’ time. Reyna and the United States will go up against Uruguay, Panama, and Bolivia in the Copa America group stage.