We are going to have to find a way – perhaps, some luck – to overcome big hitters Bayern Munich and PSG if we are to win our first ever Champions League trophy, but both have done us a favour already in the transfer market as they have according to Daily Star turned their attentions away from Dortmund’s highly demanded German forward, Marco Reus.
Reus looks set for a move away from Jurgen Klopp’s current team after this season and Bayern Munich have been mentioned as one of the top teams in the frame for his signature, to keep him in the BundesLiga, adding to the number of players they’ve taken away from the Signal Iduna Park over the past few seasons.
Though limited by UEFA’s FFP rules, French Champions, PSG, are also pursuing a Galatico policy that has kept them interested in the 24-year old.
However, the giant spending duo are reportedly looking away from Reus now, meaning we have less heavyweights to squeeze past as we look to add more top class talent to our team.
So much has been made of the instant and explosive impact made by Alexis Sanchez since his £35m move from Barcelona in the summer and there is an excitement amongst gooners to see Wenger splash more on some more of the best in the world.
Germany won the World Cup in Brazil without the Dortmund star, leaving many to wonder if it would not have been even easier if he had not been injured before the start of the tournament.
Reus loves the kind of football we play; meaning the only team he’ll probably choose over us is Barcelona. Seeing the Catalans are not in the running for his services, and neither of Bayern nor PSG – whose pay packages would probably give ours a blow – are also not eager anymore, there is nothing in our way from offering the £20m in his release clause, as well as stuffing him with £180,000 every week.
There’s not a team in Europe who can rely on one star to lead them through to glory and seeing we’re wholly hinged on Alexis at the moment, we’ll be much better with an even better player who can create stuff from deeper positions.
Arsenal’s major rival to landing Reus, it appears, would be majorly among fellow English rivals, as United, Chelsea, City and Liverpool have apparently been very up-to-date on the playmaker’s situation.
Jose Mourinho had denied that Chelsea were interested in Reus, but the manner of his response that the player belonged to Dortmund at the moment because “the window is closed” could not be taken as him throwing in of the towel. That said, we must fancy our chances with Bayern and PSG holding up the white flag.
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