The German star signed a new long term contract earlier this week…
Marco Reus can be as big a club legend at Dortmund as Steven Gerrard has been at Liverpool insists Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke in the wake of the forward signing a new contract at the club, as reported in the Daily Mail.
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The 25-year-old’s new contract came as somewhat of a surprise to footballing heavyweights who had been coveting his signature, especially given Dortmund are languishing third bottom of the Bundesliga, having only won five games in a shambolic season.
Reus is to earn £145,000 per week for the next four years after penning his new contract at Signal Iduna Park and has delighted the club’s chief executive with his commitment in adversity.
“If you decide for your club in such a situation, you are down at the bottom of the table, you have offers from the biggest clubs on earth, but nevertheless you decide for your club, thus resigning a lot of financial conditions, that are those players who will be later legends in their clubs,” said Watzke.
“Just like Uwe Seeler, who didn’t go (from Hamburg) to Inter Milan, also other players, like (Steven) Gerrard at Liverpool.
“And now there is also the possibility, especially in the case of Marco, who is born here in this city.”
If Dortmund are to survive relegation from the Bundesliga this season then they will rely on the German international to weigh in with more goalscoring performances, such as the past weekend where BVB won 3-0 away at Freiburg.
Previously of Borussia Monchengladbach Reus moved back to Dortmund in 2012, having spent much of his youth career at the Westfalenstadion, for a reported fee of €17.1 million and has since become one of the hottest properties in world football.