The Daily Express reports that Liverpool are poised to launch a £45million move for Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus after his move from the German side to Barcelona did not materialise, with the Catalan giants opting for Luis Suarez instead.
Reus was left aggravated by Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona last week because he believed he was en route to the Spanish giants. It was claimed that the 25-year-old had personally turned down a move to Manchester United because the Catalan giants told the German he would be a Barcelona player next season.
However, new boss Luis Enrique is thought to have preferred Suarez to the German international, leaving Reus down in the dumps. But it now seems that Liverpool are ready to offer the the forward a new chance to join a Premier League side by offering his current club an outstanding £45 million for the attacker.
Premier League rivals Chelsea only paid £18million for German team-mate Andre Schurrle, that means Reus would be costing two-and-a-half times more than the Chelsea forward whom is preferred as an international player compared to Reus, by having 18 more caps as well as being two years younger.
Another fact which has shocked me from this speculation is that Reus would, if the transfer happens, be the 11th most expensive footballer of all time. I am sorry, but Reus definitely has not proved any kind of worth in that manner. Although he is a good player, he isn't a world-beater.
With the signing of Lazar Markovic, and current midfield and attacking players such as Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert, where would Reus be playing, or who would he be replacing as a starting role?
For the majority of the season, Liverpool played a 4-3-3 formation, and it looks a certainty that £25million summer signing Lallana will play as the advanced midfielder and seems the likes of Sterling, Markovic and Reus will be fighting for a spot on either wing.
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