- Gio Reyna has only averaged 24.5 minutes per game in the Bundesliga this term
- Nottingham Forest had faced competition from Marseille for his services
- I feel for Erik ten Hag. He can’t get control. We all know how this ends up… It’s All Kicking Off
However the 21-year-old had been offered a potential escape route by Forest and a number of other clubs keen to take the talented attacking midfielder on loan.
The Premier League outfit had faced competition from Marseille in Ligue 1 for the player, who became the youngest American to make his bow in the Bundesliga, doing so at 17.
Yet the Tricky Trees are now nearing a deal to bring him to the English top-flight, and will be covering the player’s wages for the duration of his stay at the City Ground.
Gio Reyna is nearing a move to Nottingham Forest with the Premier League club set to cover the player’s wages
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had faced competition from Marseille but are now nearing a deal
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The player is already set for a medical with tests booked, after manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s push to sign the player.
The Premier League side had initially been keen to include an option to buy the 21-year-old in the deal.
Reyna’s contract at Dortmund ends in June 2025 and he signed with super agent Jorge Mendes in December.
In his 14 appearances across all competitions in Germany, Reyna is yet to score or assist.
However the player shot to prominence as one of the leading talents in his position at Dortmund in 2020-21, when he played 46 games scoring eight goals and assisting six more in a breakout campaign.
He could now follow into his father Claudio’s footsteps by playing in England. The former midfielder earned 87 and 28 appearances for Manchester City and Sunderland respectively, earning fan-favourite status at both clubs.