Arsenal are reported to be considering a move for Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund this summer and it would be a coup indeed if Arsene Wenger is able to conclude a deal for the coveted playmaker.
This is according to Rob Sheperd in the Mail on Sunday who has his ear to the ground regarding top transfers. It is claimed Arsenal ‘aspire’ to sign Reus although it will prove a tough test.
Real Madrid are still the favourites to sign the Germany international and it is is reported that they are ‘likely’ to bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu, even though he only signed a new long-term contract in February.
Reus has established himself as one of the most exciting players in Europe and, given the poor season endured by Borussia Dortmund, he had been expected to leave the club at the end of the campaign.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona have all been credited with an interest in the player and Dortmund will have a fight on their hands to keep him, regardless of his contract situation. Dortmund will, at least, be in a strong bargaining decision, given the security of this recent deal.
With regards Arsenal, signing Reus would present an interesting situation regarding the futures of other players at the Emirates Stadium, with Theo Walcott chief among them.
Walcott’s injury problems have prevented him from playing much of a role for Arsenal this season and, with his contract up for renewal, he should wait until the club complete their transfer business before deciding on the next course of action.
If Reus were to arrive - as unlikely as that does seem - Walcott’s prospects of influencing things on the pitch will sustain yet another blow. Walcott is not in Arsenal’s strongest XI right now and his chances of being so will be damaged significantly if Reus does sign.
Arsenal fans: do you think your club will sign Marco Reus this summer?
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