The 25-year-old will apparently need a lot of persuading to move away from Dortmund.
In the seemingly endless speculation surrounding the future of the Marco Reus, one potential outcome seems to have been forgotten: the German attacker will stay in Dortmund.
With Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Bayern Munich just a few of the clubs supposedly chasing the attacker, nobody has considered that the attacker star might stay put at Borussia.
But Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has raised it as a possibility:
“I believe that fundamentally Marco would love to stay here because he loves the city and he loves Borussia Dortmund,” Watzke was quoted saying by ITV.
“But I’m sure the people who are interested in him moving will provide him with other arguments.”
This is surprising considering, Reus has repeatedly turned down huge new contracts at Dortmund, who are desperate to tie the German international to a contract without the killer €25m release clause that is currently haunting them. If he was really keen to stay, wouldn’t he have taken one of those deals?
Reus is suffering from a bad year of injuries, but the exceptional form he showed in the last two years means that plenty of top clubs are still interested in the attacker.