Wonderkid named after two ex-Rangers players linked with £100m move
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Wonderkid named after two ex-Rangers players linked with £100m move

A talented midfield wonderkid currently plying his trade at Borussia Dortmund and named after two ex-Rangers players is reportedly attracting big-money interest from the Premier League.

Giovanni Reyna is a name some Rangers fans might be well acquainted with already but for others, it’s only the player’s second name which should ring a bell.

Attacking midfield wonderkid Giovanni Reyna is a key part of Dortmund’s youthful squad and he is also named after two former Rangers players. (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Reyna, 18, is the son of former USA Rangers midfielder Claudio, the talented American spending two years in Glasgow between 1999 and 2001.

During that time, Reyna became well acquainted with another distinguished former Rangers player in Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Both would go on to have remarkably successful careers – Reyna made 112 USA caps whilst GVB made 106 for the Dutch national team – but their time in Glasgow clearly formed a friendship.

This is evidenced no more so than in the naming of Reyna’s son, Giovanni named after the Dutch midfielder-turned-left-back who would go on to play for Arsenal and Barcelona [USA].

Giovanni Reyna might still be a teenager but he is making substantial waves in European football with Borussia Dortmund and has already earned three USA caps, even scoring against Panama.

In two seasons Reyna has already made over 50 appearances at the Westfalenstadion and is widely regarded as one of the brightest talents in the global game.

As a result of the attacking midfielder’s impressive start to life in Germany, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are reportedly interested in his services.

According to 90min.com, Man City are considering moves for both Reyna and lethal striker teammate Erling Haaland.

Ex-Rangers midfielder Claudio Reyna won the League and Cup double at Ibrox in season 1999/2000. (Photo by Lutz Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The price? Well, according to that report, City are prepared to splash £100m for the USA international whose namesakes are both historically linked to Rangers.

Rangers have some prime young talent of their own within the club’s ranks with one of them reportedly attracting big-money interest from Serie A ahead of the summer window.

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