“Blame Me If Marco Reus Leaves” – Jurgen Klopp

The name of German midfielder, Marco Reus has only been mentioned in dispatches in this transfer window. Much of that had to with the fact that he was injured for last months of last year. The 25 year old has been linked to Arsenal in recent times; there were reports last week that he has an agreement in place to join Real Madrid.

The form of Borussia Dortmund has been used as a reason why most of the club’s key players could leave in the summer. Mats Hummels is another name that has been linked with a move away from the club if they fail to secure Champions League football.

However, Jurgen Klopp manager of Borussia Dortmund has now weighed into the debate. He claims he would have made a mistake with Marco Reus if he leaves this summer if Champions League football is not secured.

He told German publication BILD;

“I don’t think any of our players will leave if we don’t qualify for the Champions League next season.

“If Reus does ask to leave then I will have made a mistake with him.” Quotes via express.

Despite Jurgen Klopp’s best impression to firm up sentiments, Marcos Reus is unlikely to remain at Dortmund if they fail to secure Champions League football next season.

Already his buy out clause has been revealed to be around £20 million; several clubs would be willing to pay that, as it is not much in today’s transfer market.

The German international has so far not extended his deal with the club, unlike Mats Hummels that signed a new contract last season.

However, it is no panic station yet for the Signal Iduna outfit as Marco Reus still has two and half years to run in his contract. From an Arsenal perspective, he remains a player the club could do with, he is world class, and as being schooled in the pressing game that Alexis Sanchez brought to Arsenal from his Barcelona days.

Arsenal was closed to signing him last summer if reports were anything to by at the time. It is likely that there would be a high turnover of players at Arsenal in the summer, especially with the likes of Joel Campbell, Lukas Podolski and others that could leave, as a result there could be an opportunity within the squad for a player like Marco Reus to come into the team.

If Borussia Dortmund’s form does not improve in the second stanza of the bundesliga, and they end up out of the European places, it would be interesting to see whether Jurgen Klopp maintain his talk of a mistake. Either way, there should be an interesting scrap for Marco Reus’ signature from several top European clubs in the summer.

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