Manchester City Hot Favorites To Sign Marco Reus Ahead Of Arsenal, Liverpool & United

All summer long, the Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund contract talks break down has attracted interests from clubs all over Europe. At a time, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City were said to be in hot pursuit of the 25-year-old German as he has rejected contract extension offer from his employer, Borussia Dortmund. Now the £20m release clause on the player’s contract would be activated next summer and reports have revealed that the Etihad outfit now lead a number of Premier League rivals in the race for the German’s signature. Manchester City has been on the player’s trail for the past three years. While Borussia Dortmund reportedly tried to hold the player down with a new contract, Manchester City and the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are on the sidelines waiting to pounce on the player when next summer comes.

Borussia Dortmund, the current employers of the player, recently acknowledged through Michael Zorc, their Sporting Director, that Reus is attracting interests from clubs both in Germany and abroad. This just goes to confirm media reports that the layer is poised for a move away from the German side and Arsenal, Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City have all been linked to the player at or time or another. Next summer, the player’s release clause would appear to be active again and a £20m transfer fee would just be enough to price the German star away from the Jurgen Klopp led side. But with the financial status of Manchester City could just snap the player up next summer, a higher transfer fee notwithstanding.

The 25-year-old who plays as an attacking midfielder and sometimes as a winger is known for versatility, speed and technique that would really fit into Arsenal’s attacking style of play. With Borussia Dortmund, Marco Reus pulled some unforgettable performances that earned him the personal award of the Footballer of the year in 2012, a period when he formed a potent partnership with Mario Gotze that German football administrator, Franz Beckenbauer referred to as ‘’a classic duo’’ that nobody is better than in Germany. For City, Jesus Navas has been in spectacular form but the addition of Marco Reus would only make the competition for the wings at the Etihad stadium tough. With strong oppositions from Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, the City attack would be more than grateful to have another very potent attacker in the mould of Reus, who can provide the cutting edge from the flanks against other teams. Reus, with the qualities he possesses, would walk straight into any team in the English Premier League as of today and command a starting shirt, therefore, it is only expedient to savour the possibility of him being an English Premier League player for Manchester City whether Navas would have the chance to play or not.

Manchester City are striving to get their financial liberty back through businesses off the pitch of play in order to survive the wrath of UEFA, who has stringent Financial Fair Play rules to be complied with and also to enable them bring in players like Marco Reus in the nearest future. With the reported £400m deal set to be announced by City, they are well positioned to escape FFP hammer hence they can afford to buy players such as Maro Reus. Buying Reus is no brainer, he is cheap and young, could be the perfect replacement for Yaya Toure who is in my opinion now on a decline and rightly so if you consider his age and the effects of the laws of diminishing returns.

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