Real Madrid are tracking the progress of Borussia Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna, club sources confirmed, with the club aware of his potential as a gifted playmaker, and off the pitch as a marketable, USMNT star-in-waiting.
Reyna, 17, has caught the eye for Dortmund this season, recording a hat trick of assists in a 4-0 Bundesliga win over Freiburg earlier this month.
he develops for club and country over the 2020-21 season and the same goes for a large number of talented youngsters of the same age as part of the club’s extensive scouting department.
Madrid already have Martin Odegaard lined up as a long-term attacking midfield replacement for veteran Luka Modric, 35, as well as Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in wide positions — and 18-year-old Brazilian Reiner, who joined Reyna at Dortmund this summer on a two-year loan deal.
While Madrid are casting an eye over Reyna, Barcelona are stepping up their scouting operation in the U.S. and Canada, with Brenden Aaronson, Gianluca Busio and Cade Cowell all under consideration, sources said.