The race to sign Marco Reus is hotting up and Arsenal fans are definitely hoping that the Gunners are one of the clubs in with a decent chance of completing the transfer for the talented German international forward. Whether that is to be in the up and coming January transfer window or when his £20 million release clause becomes active in the summer remains to be seen.
But the latest development with the Borussia Dortmund star has dealt a devastating blow to the Gunners’ hopes of signing the 25-year old. Because according to a Daily Express report the news from Germany is that Reus has taken up a new hobby, learning the Spanish language.
“If you can get a player of his class [Reus], you need to try it,” Franz Beckenbauer said. “If he doesn’t go to Bayern in 2015, he will probably go to another big club like Real Madrid or Manchester United. Dortmund will probably not be able to hold on to him.”
Now while that does not absolutely mean that he is planning to move to La Liga with Real Madrid, Barcelona or Atletico, it does not look good for us. Maybe he knows that our club captain is Spanish and he wants to be able to talk freely with Arteta, Cazorla, Monreal and Bellerin. Maybe Reus is already fluent in English and simply wants to impress his new manager Arsene Wenger, with the Frenchman being famous for his language skills, but it is much more likely that I am clutching at straws and Reus is not coming to Arsenal.