Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus has been in stunning form of late, scoring goals in each of his last three appearances.
Aside from his deadly finishing there's been something particularly noticeable about the way he's celebrated them. For his goal against St. Pauli, the midfield dynamo covered his eyes. Then when he found the back of the net against Bayern Munich, he covered his ears. Finally, when he scored in Dortmund's 4-1 win over Galatasaray last evening he covered his face.
This is how they looked:
Seem familiar? Well the should do. It turns out that Reus was replicating the now famous Apple monkey 'Emojis" that you would have seen plastered all over Twitter and in various instant message conversations.
Some had even gone as far as to speculate that the celebrations could be some sort of coded transfer hint - Dortmund have struggled badly this season and it's been suggested that he wants out. Reus has dismissed the rumours however and revealed the real reason behind his strange celebrations.
The German international said: "I can not tell you what it’s all about, I’ve lost a bet… its nothing to do with transfer speculation!”
Regardless of the celebrations, there are plenty of rumours doing the rounds about his future as things stand. Reports suggest that Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are all in the running for his signature and may even be able to snap him up for a bargain €25 million in the new year when a clause in his contract becomes active.
For now though Reus seems happy to be scoring goals and playing well for Dortmund.