You do feel for Borussia Dortmund, as they were forced to watch their talisman playmaker Mario Gotze join rivals Bayern Munich last summer and now star centre-forward Robert Lewandowski is following him at the end of this season.
Marco Reus is the man set to take up the mantle of star player, but he has also been mentioned as possible target for the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea. It may be a blow to football hipsters the world over, but he would be a terrific addition to English football.
Reus' pace and direct attitude make him suited to the Premier League, whether it be as a wide player or centre-forward. The Germany international is unlikely to come cheaply, but there is more than enough money sloshing about the EPL to afford him.