Reports: Marco Reus could be heading for Borussia Dortmund exit
Marco Reus will decide his future in a few weeks when a 25 million-euro release clause can be activated in his deal with Borussia Dortmund which expires in 2017.
Club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said, “My big hope is that he will stay here for a long time," he said. "If he decides differently, that's the way it is. One of the challenges in football is to benefit from staff changes in any way and create new things.I still have the hope that he stays with us for a long time, but if he decides differently, that's the way it is. One of the challenges in football is to benefit from changes in the squad or create other things."
Marco Reus had a terrible 2014 where he not only missed out on a FIFA World Cup winners’ medal due to injury, but also got fined close to 600,000 euros for reportedly driving without having completed the procedures to obtain a driving license.
This does not take anything away from the talent he possesses. Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid have all been keeping a watch on the 25-year-old German. The quality of his suitors certainly proves what a massive talent he is.
There have been reports that Marco Reus has agreed to sign a five-year contract with the Champions League holders worth £26m.
Any deal, which takes him away from his hometown club, will be a huge loss for Borussia Dortmund who are currently 17th in the Bundesliga table and would do well to retain his services at least till the end of the season which could also be vital in avoiding relegation.
Borussia Dortmund face an uphill task to save themselves from relegation. It would almost be impossible without their big players like Reus, Hummels and Gundogan, all of whom have been speculated to leave the club this transfer window.