Borussia Dortmund have prematurely extended their contract with Jamie Bynoe-Gittens until 30 June 2025. Last week, the eight-time German champions and the 18-year-old English attacker agreed on a contract extension.
Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Sebastian Kehl has talked about the young Englishman's "exciting development", and this is particularly true for the period since the spring: towards the end of last season, Bynoe-Gittens made his debut in the 6-1 win over Wolfsburg, adding three more appearances in the Bundesliga before the season finished. On top of all that, he won the German Championship with the BVB U19s. During the summer break, the London native played for England's U19 in the European U19 Championship – and added another trophy to his collection.
Since the start of this season, Bynoe-Gittens has been permanent fixture in the first team squad. In the Black and Yellows' 3-1 away win in Freiburg on Friday, he scored the immensely important equaliser – his first goal in the Bundesliga. BVB coach Edin Terzic praised him as a "player who can make the difference for us". Sporting director Kehl puts the aforementioned development down to the following: "Jamie's speed and creativity have always been excellent. With his unpredictability in one-on-one situations, he gives our squad a very special element even at his young age. It's fun to watch him work on himself and his game. We think he still has a lot more potential for development, and we will give him the time he needs to do it."
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens stresses that the confidence of the sporting executives "means a lot to me. It was always my goal to continue at BVB after the Coronavirus and some injuries at the beginning of my journey that has just begun. Now I can't wait to continue working hard on myself and my game to hopefully help the team in the coming months and years."