The Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday that Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, a forward for Borussia Dortmund, has extended his contract until 2025.
The statement caps off a busy week for Bynoe-Gittens, who just days earlier had his 18th birthday and then scored and set up the winning goal in Friday’s 3-1 triumph over Freiburg.
Edin Terzic, the coach of Dortmund, praised the English youngster after the victory, calling him a “game changer” and “a player who can make the difference for us.”
Bynoe-Gittens was substituted on by Terzic with his team losing 1-0 late in the game.
Bynoe-Gittens, a London native and junior England representative, has attracted comparisons to former Dortmund winger Jason Sancho.
Bynoe-Gittens went through the Manchester City academy and transferred to Dortmund at the age of 17, much to Sancho, who moved to Manchester United in 2021 for $86.1 million.
Sebastian Kehl, the sporting director at Dortmund, stated on Tuesday that Bynoe-Gittens’ potential is virtually limitless.
“Jamie has always been known for his pace and ingenuity, and even at a young age, he adds a really unique element to our squad with his unpredictable one-on-one play.
Watching him improve both himself and his game is entertaining. We will give him the required time for it because we do not yet see the conclusion of this evolution, Kehl continued.
Bynoe-Gittens said he was never unsure that he would re-sign and praised the team for their support through difficult times, which “meant a lot to me.”
“I always wanted to keep going at Dortmund after getting Covid and a few injuries in the beginning,” the player said.
“Now I can’t wait to continuing putting in a lot of effort to improve my skills and my game in the hopes of helping the squad in the months and years to come.”
Jude Bellingham, 19, a fellow English kid, established himself as an elder statesman at the club following Friday’s victory. He thanked his “sons,” Bynoe-Gittens and Youssoufa Youkoko, 17, for preserving Dortmund’s undefeated streak in 2022–23.