Arsenal have been linked with the Germany international forward Marco Reus for some time now, but the 25-year old star has a contract with his Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund until 2017 and, as far as I know, there is no release clause included in it. However, according to a Daily Express report, there will be a buy out clause of around £20 million in the next summer transfer window.
That and the news that Reus has refused to talk about a new contract with Dortmund at the moment is very encouraging for our transfer hopes and will, I’m sure, mean that Arsene Wenger keeps a very close eye on the situation. There are no shortage of top European clubs after the German, but if it is true that he would like to play in the Premier League, Arsenal have a good chance.
Not only do we already have a good number of his international team mates and the likes of Gnabry and Zelalem on the fringes, Reus is believed to be an admirer of Wenger and the Arsenal way of playing. When he joined Dortmund back in 2012, he said it was to be at a club with regular Champions League football and the ability to challenge for the domestic title. It is too early to say, of course, but Dortmund are already well behind Bayern Munich, in eighth place in fact, having finished a massive 19 points behind their rivals last season.
The report also states that Reus is less than impressed by Dortmund losing their star players to Bayern and this may well make his mind up to leave. So, if Dortmund do not do a lot better on these fronts this season, Reus is unlikely to sign an extension and so will be available for £20 million in the summer.
But I think that the Gunners could steal a march on the other clubs by offering his German club something like £25-30 million in January, especially if Lukas Podolski does not find some form between now and then. What do you think Gooners?