Borussia Dortmund have retained one of Germany's top talents, U17 player Nnamdi Collins, with an eye to the future.

The 16-year-old defender has been with the Black & Yellows since 2016 and has already featured in the U17 Bundesliga this term. Collins, who could still play another season in the U17s, will play in the U19 Bundesliga from next season. Speaking about the contract extension, youth coordinator Lars Ricken said: "We're very happy that in Nnamdi, BVB have retained the services of an outstanding talent in German youth football for the long term." Sporting director Michael Zorc added: "We want to gradually ease Nnamdi towards the professional squad and give him the time to develop."

Nnamdi Collins appears enthusiastic about the prospects awaiting him in Dortmund. "I've now been playing for BVB since I was 12 and I owe the club a lot. My objective is to turn professional at BVB and to play in front of the South Stand at some point. I'm really thankful for the way that all of my previous coaches, my family and my advisors have supported me, and I'm really looking forward to the coming years at BVB."