Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, according to Mark Ogden from The Telegraph.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed a strong season despite Dortmund’s demise in the Bundesliga and has gone on to score 19 goals and grab 12 assists in 31 appearances in all competitions, a more than impressive return.
He has been linked with Manchester United ever since David Moyes was pictured speaking to his representatives at a Bundesliga game and although he has previously insisted he has no intention of leaving Dortmund any time soon, Reus did say the reported interest from United was an achievement.
Mark Ogden has said there is still a belief at United that a deal could happen. His report states: “…But there is a belief that Reus could be tempted from Dortmund, despite the player’s escape clause at the Westfalenstadion not due to come into effect until the end of next season.
“With uncertainty surrounding the future of Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski announcing his decision to follow former team-mate Mario Götze to Bayern this summer, there is a sense that the Bundesliga outfit would be ready to do business with Reus to help fund a rebuilding programme.”
Reus would be a statement signing akin to Robin van Persie back in 2012 – someone who could really elevate United to another level. Like the Dutchman, everything suggests a move is unlikely to happen but will this transfer story have a similar conclusion?
Despite Ogden’s claims of uncertainty surrounding Klopp’s future, Dortmund’s managing director Hans-Joachim Watze has suggested his future at Dortmund is secure.
Dortmund- boss Watzke today to rumours about Klopp leaving for any other club: – NONSENSE!
As I told you….
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Signing Reus would be fantastic but it doesn’t look realistic on paper. You can’t rule it out completely because Van Persie’s transfer taught us that anything could happen but Dortmund will have no intention of selling him.
Also, the fact his release clause does not come into effect until the summer of 2015 means that even if a potential deal withers away in this transfer window, expect it to come back in full force next year.