Arsenal are just one of a number of clubs that have been strongly linked with the exciting and highly talented forward Marco Reus. Hardly surprising that so many of Europe’s top clubs are keen on the Germany international really, because he is one of those rare players that can change a game on his own.
And according to a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours, the Gunners have a good chance of winning this transfer battle as the 25-year old is thought to have a lot of respect for the club. Not only is he said to be an admirer of Arsene Wenger and the way that Arsenal play football, but there is the German connection of Ozil, Podolski and Mertesacker, as well as his role model having been Tomas Rosicky from his own spell at Dortmund.
The news gets better as well, when you see the report in the Daily Star that reveals his contract has a release clause in it that means he will only cost the Gunners £25 million next summer. But then the paper goes and spoils it all by also revealing that Reus is right at the top of Man City’s wish list.
Manuel Pellegrini will have a lot more freedom to spend next year with the FFP restraints satisfied and they are not a club you want to be fighting with in the transfer market. Let’s hope that football ideals are more important to Reus than cash, but how likely is that?