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Arsenal Boosted In Gotze Chase After Borussia Dortmund Agree Playmaker Deal

Could Reus deal result in Gotze moving to the Emirates Stadium?

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Marco Reus from Borussia Moenchengladbach at the end of the season.

The Bundesliga champions have agreed a 17.5 million euro (£14.5m) fee Reus, after beating off competition from Bayern Munich for the German international’s signature.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told eurosport.yahoo.de: “Of course I’m happy with the way we got the player of our dreams and held our own against high class opponents.”

“He can play on several positions and fits absolutely into our system. We’re convinced of his quality, with which he can make the difference.”

SOURCE: Yahoo Eurosport

Marco Reus is a greatly exciting player, and a real coup for Borussia Dortmund.

However, while an attacking line of Reus, Shinji Kagawa and Mario Gotze behind a centre forward would be tremendously exciting, the suspicion is that Reus is being brought in as a direct replacement for Dortmund’s own wunderkind Gotze.

Gotze seems likely to depart the Bundesliga champions in the summer, though today his club sporting director Michael Zorc claimed he had agreed to stay another season unless a super offer came in.

Arsenal would almost certainly be at the head of that queue.

“For me, Mario Gotze is a player for the future,” Arsene Wenger told German TV station SAT1 TV in November.

“He is very talented, has a great attitude. It’s no surprise to me that all big European clubs show interest in him, as we do also.”

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