Marco Reus signs a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund, with the club hoping he’ll ‘do a Steven Gerrard’.
The German star has now signed a new contract through 2019. It happened after being hotly tipped for a cheap move away from the Westfalenstadion this summer.
Marco Reus has signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund, with the club’s hierarchy. He has the ability to’do a Steven Gerrard’ and lead the club into a new era. It is included along new contract.
By agreeing to a new contract with his childhood club through 2019, the German international has put an end to rumors about his future.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed a contract release clause that would have made Reus available for £20 million this summer. Reus was in links with a departure from the Westfalenstadion.
He was in link with a number of the top clubs in Europe, including Bayern, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
His new contract contains no release clause.
“We never let all the rumors and change guide us, and we have always seen a good chance that this exceptional player deliberately chooses a future with Dortmund,” says Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
“Marco can shape an era in Dortmund, as Uwe Seeler did in Hamburg and Steven Gerrard did in Liverpool.”
“The fact that Marco has decided to stay in the midst of a sporting crisis for BVB demonstrates a high level of identification, which we are very proud of.”
Marco Reus stats at BVB
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“Marco Reus has the potential to change the world with almost any top club,” said sporting director Michael Zorc.
“By making this decision, he has demonstrated that his heart beats for his hometown and his hometown club.”
He is a crucial part of Borussia Dortmund’s sporting future.”