Marco Reus has been the subject of intense speculation. The talented midfielder has attracted interest from England as well as Spain.
The 25-year-old recently made his return to first team action after being sidelined for two months with an ankle injury. The injury had even ruled the player out of the recently concluded World Cup in Brazil.
Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester United were linked with the 25 year old for almost the entire transfer window and Arsenal too joined the duo later on. The player was linked heavily with a move to Barcelona, but with the club signing Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic, links to the player subsequently subsided. Bayern Munich were the other club interested in him and Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge created an outrage and increased tensions between the two rival clubs by publicly claiming that the 25-year-old’s buyout clause will drop from £28 million (€35m) to £20m (€25m) next summer. He was then warned by his counterpart at Dortmund to not make such comments which would aggravate the strained ties between the two clubs.
Sporting director Michael Zorc said earlier this month that Dortmund hopes that Reus will stay with it for a long time.
“[We will] definitely try to keep him long term,” he said.
“Marco is not only a hugely important player for us because of his athletic performance, but also in his role as a poster boy. He is Dortmund-born and a figurehead for this club.”
Chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke added, “We have said many times this summer that Reus will not leave. Marco will play with us next season. ‘There is no possibility that he will play elsewhere.
“We will try to tie him to our club for longer and we are proceeding with peace of mind that he will renew his deal.”
Now, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has reiterated his side’s desire to keep the German international. He claimed that he is sure that the 25 year old would stay.
“I can tell you I have a great feeling regarding Marco Reus’ future at Borussia Dortmund,” Klopp told Deutsche Presseagentur.
“Marco will definitely be around at our club for quite a while.”