Marco Reus has been voted as the Bundesliga’s player of the year following an excellent season for Borussia Dortmund. The Germany international scored 16 goals and provided 13 assists over the course of the campaign, and his performances resulted in links to Manchester United.
Only Josip Drmic (17), Mario Mandzukic (18) and Robert Lewandowski (20) found the net on more occasions than Reus, while the BVB midfielder provided more goals than any other player in the German top-flight.
The player of the year award was determined by votes from players in the Bundesliga, with Reus afforded 45.6 percent of the vote - some distance ahead of second placed Lewandowski, who earned 17.7 percent.
Lewandowski will leave Dortmund for Bayern Munich next month and, while Reus has maintained a desire to stay with the club, the future of the 24-year-old remains the subject of speculation. New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal continues to be linked with a move for Reus, as he looks to overhaul his creative options once arrive at Old Trafford.
Reus has a buyout clause of €35 million written into his Borussia Dortmund contract - a fee that would not prove beyond Manchester United given the vast reserves supposedly available to Van Gaal during the summer transfer window.