sport news Erling Haaland praises 17-year-old team-mate Gio Reyna

Erling Haaland tips 17-year-old sensation Gio Reyna as the next young superstar to break through at as he reveals he calls team-mate the 'American Dream' Erling Haaland has called his team-mate Gio Reyna, 17, 'the American Dream' Haaland says it is fascinating to see how calm he is and how he jumps right in Reyna is the third-youngest player to appear in Champions League knockouts He is likely to represent the US national team at the postponed 2020 Olympics

By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline

Published: 12:44 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 12:47 BST, 1 May 2020

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Erling Haaland has dubbed his team-mate Gio Reyna 'The American Dream' after the 17-year-old made his mark in the Bundesliga this season.

Haaland, the Norwegian starlet who joined the Dortmund in the January transfer window, said he is amazed by Reyna's ability to play without fear and attack with intent.

'He's 17-and-a-half soon, so at such a young age to be so calm on the ball and play for such a big team, it's very fascinating to see how calm he is, and he doesn't care about anything, he just jumps right into it,' he told ESPN.

Erling Haaland has called his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Gio Reyna an 'American dream'

Erling Haaland has called his team-mate Gio Reyna an 'American dream'

Reyna became the third-youngest player to appear in the Champions League knockout stages

Reyna became the third-youngest player to appear in the Champions League knockout stages

'He's a top talent, and we're lucky to have him here. The American Dream, I call him that.'

Reyna, son of Claudio who played for in the Premier League, made his first-team debut for Dortmund on January 18 and has since played a role

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