Arsenal FC look to hijack Liverpool FCa s move for Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus. The German has also drawn interest from Real Madrid.
Marco Reus struggled with his fitness last season as a torn ankle ligament kept him out for nearly six weeks in the first half of 2014-15. He also suffered from muscular problems towards the end of the second half. But the German international once again showed what he is capable of with a delightful solo effort against Juventus yesterday, which Borussia Dortmund won 2-0.
The 26-year-olda s future at the club has come under some speculation this summer. Borussia Dortmund struggled in the league last season as they ended up seventh in the Bundesliga table. Following the departure of Jurgen Klopp from the club, future of a lot of players has attracted unwanted rumours and Marco Reus hasna t been an exception.
Marco Reus committed his future to the club by penning down a new contract in February, but both Real Madrid and Liverpool have been linked with him this summer. New Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez is said to be keen on signing the German international, while the Merseyside club are reportedly lining up a move for Reus as replacement for Raheem Sterling, who has joined Manchester City.
Yesterday the Express reported that Liverpool have been handed over a a boosta in their quest to sign Reus, as Borussia Dortmund make a move to sign Ajax youngster Davy Klaassen. While this transfer might not have to do with Reusa future at the club, the fact that both these players are similar in style and can play in same role, fuelled reports that the Dutch international might be signed as a replacement for Reus.
The Telegraph reported earlier today that Arsenal have now joined the race to sign Reus. Arsenal reportedly have a big transfer kitty this summer and are in the market to sign a new forward. While Marco Reus is certainly not the striker the Gunners need, Arsene Wenger has insisted that his team needs more goal from the midfield.
This is not the first time Arsenal have been linked with the German star and they might have a better chance of signing him in this transfer window, considering reports that Reus is interested in moving to England after spending eight seasons in Germany. If Liverpoola s interest in the Dortmund attacker is concrete, then they will certainly be worried about these reports, considering how the Gunners beat them to signature of Alexis Sanchez last summer.