The Germany international, who turns 25 in May, has long been on the radar of several European giants, including Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City. However, the attacking winger has now issued Barcelona with an ultimatum, according to Punto Pelota reporter François Gallardo, who was speaking to La Sexta.
Gallardo, who is also a FIFA agent, said that Reus will forget about Barcelona and decide on a move elsewhere unless the Catalan giants are serious about signing him in the near future. And, as the reigning La Liga champions are not expected to be in the market for a new attacking winger this summer, the Camp Nou is unlikely to be the Dortmund star’s next destination.
Reus’s ultimatum boosts Manchester United’s hopes of signing him when the transfer window re-opens this summer. The Red Devils have been regularly linked with the 24-year-old since last year, while reports emerged last weekend claiming that United will offer a cash-plus-player deal in order to convince BVB into selling the German.
David Moyes is prepared to use former Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa, who has struggled at Manchester United since arriving at Old Trafford in 2012, as a makeweight in the deal. Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer of the Japan international, having seen him flourish under his management at Signal Iduna Park before reluctantly allowing him to leave for the Premier League.
However, whether Klopp would accept Kagawa and additional cash for the services of one of his key players remains to be seen.