Borussia Dortmund is one of the top talents in Germany and provides long-term opportunities for U17 player Nnamdi Collins. The 16-year-old defender has been wearing black and yellow since 2016 and was already deployed at this season’s U17 Bundesliga.

Collins, who could remain in the U17 for another year, is expected to play in the U19 Bundesliga from next season, the official statement says. Young coordinator Lars Ricken commented on the extension of the contract: “We are very happy that we can keep an exceptional talent of young German football at BVB in the long term with Nnamdi.”

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Sports Director Michael Zorc also added: “We want to bring Nnamdi step by step to the professional sector and give him time to develop.”Nnamdi Collins is excited about the opportunities open to him in Dortmund:” I’ve been playing since the age of 12. He was a BVB founder and owed the club a lot. My ambition is to become a BVB professional and I am thankful that all my coaches, my family, and my advisors have been so supportive of me and I look forward to the coming years at BVB.”

For the Black and Yellows, having Collins to stay amid competition from other major clubs is excellent news. Borussia Dortmund has proved to be the best place for young players to enjoy playing time, and hopefully over the next few years we can see Collins joining the first-team squad.

Collins is just one of the many young names to look out for in the coming years at the Borussia Dortmund Academy, with Youssoufa Moukoko, Bradley Fink, Samuel Bamba, Lion Lord and Dennis Lütke-Frie some of the other promising youngsters making headlines for the youth teams.

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