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Report: Gio Reyna to Join Nottingham Forest on Loan

Dortmund’s 20-year-old American forward will join the East Midlands club on a six-month loan.

SV Darmstadt 98 v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Hendrik Deckers/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

With about 12 hours remaining of the January transfer window, there is a rush to conclude any remaining business. For Borussia Dortmund it looks like the final business of the window, barring any last-minute surprises, will be outgoing, with Gio Reyna heading to Nottingham Forest on a six-month loan.

Reports suggest that Forest will be covering Reyna’s entire salary, and paying a €1m fee for his services, but there is no buy-option in the loan deal. The same reports are also claiming that Reyna has extended his contract by a year, though I suspect this has more to do with bolstering BVB’s negotiating position should a sale materialize in the summer.

There have been rumors linking Reyna to a move away from Dortmund throughout January. Marseille and Nottingham Forest were both reported to be in negotiations to sign the American forward, whether on loan or on a permanent deal. Nottingham Forest should be a good opportunity for Reyna though. He simply hasn’t been getting the playing time that he should be at Dortmund, and a change of scenery, even if only for six months, is a chance to prove his worth. Whether or not Reyna’s future lies in a BVB jersey or not, remains to be seen.