The end appears to be in sight for all the speculation surrounding the destination of one of the most coveted players in Europe, and it doesn’t look like it will be the Emirates, as reports according to Daily Star in Spain are giving weight to the claim that Marco Reus will be a Galactico by next season.
Those sources believe that Fiorentino Perez’s annual policy of recruiting one of the world’s biggest names will see him wrap up a move for the 24-year old Dortmund star before next summer, putting to rest all the interests from other clubs.
With Barcelona’s ban from making any transfers in 2015 now confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Madrid surely fancy themselves as favorites to land Reus, even as PSG are still under UEFA’s FFP hammer, while Dortmund are stubbornly going to refuse to keep strengthening their main rival, Bayern Munich. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City and United may now look elsewhere for the top quality they wish to add to their squads as the hype of the Best League in the World seems not to have done enough to convince Reus enough.
There is not much of a doubt that Reus will leave Dortmund in the next six months even if his current deal actually runs out in 2017.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have had a miserable first half in their BundsLiga season, lying level on points with bottom side Freiburg, while Bayern look to be wrapping up a third League title on the bounce. Discussions for a new deal to increase his £20m buy-out clause have not resumed, and Dortmund’s inability to attract real big names only mean they will continue to lose the ones they have at the moment, not least amongst them, Reus.
His abilities are of World-class reckoning and it would be a shame that we couldn’t land him. Fears over his injury records may have been responsible for the handbrake being pulled with regard to our interest recently because we certainly had been mentioned as being really bent on acquiring his services after the World Cup.
There is much to admire in joining Real Madrid, being the current Champions League holders and possessing a real galaxy of stars that every fan dreams of. We all thought Toni Kroos was doing ever so well with Bayern Munich but the success of winning 5 tophies in two seasons did not deter him from grabbing the opportunity to join Ronaldo and co.
It’s not yet certain, though, that it will be a done deal, and so we can sustain millimeter-sized hopes of having a say in his next destination. We’ve, with Alexis Sanchez, seen what difference a world class player can make in a team and we certainly do not have enough not to attempt a serious push for Reus.
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