One long-running transfer saga has come to an end as Marco Reus has extended his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
The 25-year old had widely been expected to leave to one of Europe’s giants in the summer – Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea all strongly linked with the German international.
Marco Reus’ previous contract had a clause due to activate this summer that would have allowed him to leave for a mere €25 million.
BVB confirmed the wonderful news today that their star player has extended his deal until 30 June 2019.
Reus is considered one of the best footballer’s in the world and would have been a huge loss to struggling Dortmund should he had left this summer.
He has scored an impressive 70 goals in 169 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Dortmund combined. Reus has also scored seven goals in 23 appearances for the German national team.
BVB manager director Hans-Joachim Watzke commented:
“We never let ourselves be guided by all the rumors and change always seen a good chance that this exceptional player deliberately opts for a future with Dortmund,.
“Marco can shape an era in Dortmund, as it has done before him Uwe Seeler in Hamburg or Steven Gerrard in Liverpool. That Marco has decided midst of a sporting crisis for BVB, showsa high degree of identification, of which we are very proud.”
Sporting director Michael Zorc added:
“Marco Reus could change the world with almost every top club. He has shown that his heartbeats for his hometown and for his hometown club by his decision. He is a very important component for Borussia Dortmund’s sporting future.”
Marco Reus himself said:
“I am very happy with my decision for BVB. Dortmund is my hometown, and my club Borussia easy. I look forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans behind us. There is plenty to do, and I want to tackle strongly with!“
Borussia Dortmund are at home to Mainz 05 on Friday.