Liverpool have been building for the future in recent years. The Reds have been hoovering up some of the continent’s brightest stars, bringing in Harvey Elliott, Billy Koumetio, Sepp van den Berg and Melkamu Frauendorf to name just a handful. Liverpool have now been linked with Gio Reyna of Borussia Dortmund, Twitter has reacted to the news.
Who is Gio Reyna?
17-year-old Gio Reyna is the son of former Rangers, Sunderland and Manchester City star Claudio Reyna.
The American wonderkid joined Borussia Dortmund in in 2019 from New York City FC.
His reputation is growing in the game, he was named in The Guardian’s Next Generation 2019 list, a collection of the brightest youngsters in the game at the moment.
He has made 19 senior appearances for Dortmund, scoring twice in the cup.
Liverpool tracking Gio Reyna
According to a report in The Mirror, Liverpool are tracking Gio Reyna of Dortmund.
The report claims that the Reds are keeping tabs on the youngsters development. Given the club’s policy of signing bright young players in recent years this doesn’t come as a surprise.
However, the American would cost the club a tidy sum. Dortmund set a precedent when they sold Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona for £135.5m in 2017.
Twitter reacts to reports
One user commented that the Liverpool owners want one of their countrymen at the club.
FSG really want an American player in their ranks.
— Vegeta Dada (@BadalSarkar06) September 23, 2020
It would certainly boos shirt sales in a massive market.
Gio Reyna then, Liverpool’s way into bigger shirt sales in America. #LFC
— Micky * (@LFC_Mxcky) September 21, 2020
Some don’t think it’s a realistic move.
He’ll cost a fortune
— Fabian Crusoe (@FabianCrusoe1) September 24, 2020
The transfer could benefit the USA’s national side, with the youngster learning from Thiago Alcantara.
In theory, a bad move for Reyna because there’s probably not a more crowded midfield in the world than Liverpool’s. But with Gini leaving (apparently), that opens up a spot. And to have Gio learn the game beside Thiago? LOL Absolute golden age for the USMNT.
— Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) September 23, 2020
One supporter said he’d be a great signing.
Still 17 and getting game time for Dortmund already. If the price isnt ridiculous could be a great signing
— Mark Mason (@MMason00) September 23, 2020
Another believes that he is full of talent.
This guy is talented
— Emanuel Lozoya (@EmanuelLozoya) September 23, 2020