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EXCLUSIVE: Jamie-Bynoe-Gittens is the latest Englishman on the verge of making it big in the Bundesliga, written CHARLIE WYETT.
Like Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham before him, the biggest clubs in the Prem are likely to watch Bynoe-Gittens’ progress at Borussia Dortmund and kick each other.
Since turning 18 just 10 days ago, the Reading lad scored his first senior goal for the German giants and signed a new long-term contract.
So life certainly goes fast for the right-handed left winger who also helped England win the European Under-19 Championships in Slovakia last month.
Due to his position and style of play, it’s no surprise that comparisons are being made to Sancho, who once played a key role in Bynoe-Gittens’ career.
Now playing at Manchester United, Sancho left Watford for Manchester City’s academy, where he spent two years before moving to Dortmund in 2017.
So when Bynoe-Gittens was at Reading academy, he made the same move north due to Sancho’s progress in Manchester, turning down Arsenal in the process.
Before that, between the ages of five and seven, he played for a side near Reading called Caversham Trents. With his father a keen cricketer, he was torn between the two sports but played for Reading and Chelsea at a very young age before staying with the hometown club until Under-14 level.
Bynoe-Gittens spent two years at City before joining Dortmund aged 16 in 2020, despite an offer from Bayern Munich. Dortmund midfielder Bellingham has no doubt helped him settle, along with Gio Reyna, the English-born son of former Sunderland and Man City midfielder Claudio.
He said: “They went through what I’m going through. They are both young and I talk to them, on and off the pitch. This season, I want to start.
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