Arsenal could get Reus in January.
Arsenal have been put on red-hot alert as Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder, Marco Reus, has declared his interest in a move to the Premier League.
The German International has reportedly turned down the chance to extend his stay at the Westfalenstadion by not signing the new deal offered by the club. The exodus of the best crop of players from the club has left Reus in doubt as to the ambition of the club. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been the biggest names linked with him, but it appears he favours a move to England, where his suitors abound. City, Liverpool and United have all joined Arsenal in the chase for the ace forward.
Reus, 25, seen in many quarters as one of the elite stars of the coming years, ready-made to take over the crowns from the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Madrid are particularly believed to be on the lookout already for the now 29 year old Ronaldo who, though still very much firing, may not take long to begin showing waning signs, amidst frustrations about mass sell outs as well as an SOS helicopter plea from Old Trafford. However, Reus too wouldn’t want to be treated like the likes of Ozil, Higuain and Angel Di Maria who have been shown the door despite massive contributions to the successes of the club. He has always maintained his admiration for two teams in particular, who play the game according to his own liking, Arsenal the more ardent of the two to land his signature.
Having been let go as a teenager by Dortmund for an apparent fragile appearance, Marko Reus has gone on to forge an enviable career for himself, realling coming to limelight in the 2011/2012 campaign at Borussia Monchengladbach under the watchful eye of Lucien Favre. A remarkable consistency all season long saw them end with an incredible fourth place finish on the log, ensuring they had a place in the play-off rounds of the Champions League. However, it had become time for Reus to move back to his boyhood club who were holding tight to the supremacy of the BundesLiga, with consecutive championship victories. Rather unfortunately, Reus has yet to lift the Shield with Dortmund but a near-miss against Bayern in his first season, followed by victories in the DFB Pokal and German the Super Cup have ensured that Reus bears the credentials of a winner.
Now though, he figures it is the right time to move to the clubs where the great stars really do the greatest things. He doesn’t seem likely to go to Madrid, neither is it expected that Dortmund will keep giving title rivals Bayern the entire arsenal they need to keep them perennially in their shadow. Barcelona are yet to sound him out, leaving us with the Premier League as his most likely destination.
It is ludicrous that such a player is available for less than £50 million in today’s market. It’ll therefore not be about who brings the biggest cash but where he really would love to play, according to the way they play.
Not the most difficult of guesses.
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