After the revelation that Dortmund’s German forward Marco Reus had a buy-out clause in his contract, it isn’t a surprise that top clubs are already planning to outwit themselves in a bid to trigger the clause. Now, it has been revealed that Borussia Dortmund are prepared to reject all offers for midfielder Marco Reus.
The German international star has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City.
The Daily Mail claims that sources at the Westfalenstadion insist an approach from City for Reus has already been rebuffed. Premier League champions Manchester United will fare no better if they follow up their interest with a bid when the January window opens.
BVB gave City short shrift over Reus, according to club insiders, and have already reacted to overtures from United by setting up contract talks with the attacking midfielder.
It is not surprising that Dortmund are unwilling to sell Marco Reus but do they really have as much stronghold on him considering the presence of the release clause? If Manchester City’s bid was rejected, it could only mean one thing, their bid fell short of the buy-out clause or maybe Reus himself rejected them, fearing for an assured place in the first team.
If Arsenal make a move for him, offering the release clause, I believe the Bundesliga outfit will be forced to sell and the German will be more disposed to moving to the Emirates. Chance of regular football is higher there since we are short of strikers and the German influence at Arsenal will help in settle in fast.