Arsenal and Chelsea maintain interest in Jamie Bynoe-Gittens despite new Borussia Dortmund contract

Borussia Dortmund v 1. FC Köln - Bundesliga
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens is the latest Englishman to shine at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle are all still interested in Borussia Dortmund winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, despite the teenager seemingly committing his future to the German club by signing a new contract.

The 19-year-old spent time in the youth ranks at Reading and Manchester City before moving to Dortmund in 2020, where he broke into the first team last year.

The teenager is not quite a regular in the first team yet, but has made two Bundesliga starts this season and Dortmund are clearly excited about his prospects as he signed a new contract which runs until 2028 earlier this month.

On the inking of the new deal, Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl said: ‘We are convinced that his development is far from complete and are pleased that Jamie has decided ahead of time for a long-term future at BVB despite the great interest of several top clubs in Europe.’

The contract has not quelled interest in Bynoe-Gittens from his homeland, though, with German publication Bild reporting that Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle remain keen on him and the Gunners lead the race for his signature.

Any move would not happen until at least next summer, but the Premier League outfits are continuing to track the England Under-21 international as he progresses in Germany.

Borussia Dortmund Extend Contract With Jamie Bynoe-Gittens
Bynoe-Gittens signing his Dortmund contract extension with Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl (Picture: Getty Images)

Bynoe-Gittens has followed in the footsteps of English stars Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho by moving to Dortmund and he says watching others do so successfully inspired his switch to Germany.

‘Seeing other players before me doing it persuaded me that I could try that as well,’ said the Londoner.

‘The first year was tough, because Covid meant that there were no games. Then when we came back in 2021 I was injured for four months. After Christmas time, I started playing more games and then that’s when I broke into the senior team.

‘I had to learn German quickly. I was a very shy person back then, so I had to learn to speak more and to ask for things that I might not ordinarily have asked for. If I was going to the shops or getting the bus to town and having to find the right way to go, I needed to do it.’


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