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Marco Reus signs contract extension with Borussia Dortmund till 2019

Utathya Nag
2.29K   //    10 Feb 2015, 16:20 IST
Marco Reus has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund till 2019

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with superstar Marco Reus over a contract extension. The new contract will see the German stay at Dortmund till June 30th, 2019.

Reus, who was being courted by several top European clubs this season, has extended his contract with the eight-time champions despite their current position in the Bundesliga table. The German, who has played in 169 Bundesliga games and has scored 70 goals is considered one of the world's most dominant attacking midfielders and is an integral part of the German national football team, with 23 games and 7 goals for DieMannschaft .

Following the completion of his contract extension, Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Managing Director of the club, said, “We never let ourselves be guided by all the rumours.  It is a good thing that this exceptional player opted for a future with Dortmund," says Hans -Joachim Watzke.

He added, "Marco can shape an era in Dortmund, as has been done before by Uwe Seeler at Hamburg or Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. That Marco has decided in the midst of a sporting crisis for BVB, shows a high degree of identification, of which we are very proud.

Sporting Director Michael Zorc said, “Marco Reus could change the world with almost every top club. He has shown that his heart beats for his hometown and for his hometown club with his decision. He is a very important component in Borussia Dortmund's sporting future.” 

Marco Reus himself said, "I am very happy with my decision. Dortmund is my hometown, and my club is Borussia. I look forward to a successful future with our team and with our fantastic fans behind us. There is plenty to do, and I want to tackle that strongly!"

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