Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus was remaining coy about his future after he refused to confirm or deny whether his club had in fact offered him a new contract, which would in effect rule out a possible move to Manchester United in the summer. The 24-year-old has two years remaining in his current deal and Sky Sports have reported that he has a €35 million (£28 million) release clause which comes into effect in 2015, which could stop him leaving Dortmund like team-mate Robert Lewandowski, who leave for Bayern Munich on a free this summer.
The German international, who will almost certainly earn himself a place in his national team for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer spoke to German magazine Bild about how happy he was at the Westfalenstadion, but also refused to say anything about the reported new contract. Reus said:
“I’m not saying anything about my contract.
“But I do have the time to emphasise how good I feel at Dortmund.”
I have been a big fan of Reus ever since he emerged as a potential world class player whilst playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach. Of course Reus was born in Dortmund and did spent 10 years with his home town club as a youth player before leaving for Rot Weiss Ahlen, where he played in their first and second teams from 2006 until his transfer to Mönchengladbach in 2009, the club where he made a name for himself.
With the way United wing players have fared this season, the addition of Reus in the summer could be a welcome one and could see United dominate in the Barclays Premier League en route to earning their place in the UEFA Champions League again from the season after next. Realistically I don’t see Reus leaving his hometown club, but football is a funny old game, so we shall see what happens during the summer.
By Paul Bienkowski
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