Liverpool have been given some fresh optimism by Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus who has revealed that he reportedly would be happy to join the club if they offered £180,000 a week.
The Germany International has been at the centre of a transfer frenzy for the past few months with a list of sides racing for his signature. As well as the Reds, Manchester United and Arsenal are both hoping to lure the German winger to the Premier League.
According to the Metro, the player recently told the Germany newspaper, Bild that he will be open to any move to a club that meets his wage demands.
The estimated £32 million star still has just under three years left on his contract but his refusal to sign a new deal has suggested that the German is willing to leave Jurgen Klopp’s side soon.
Behind the scenes
Bayern Munich’s chief executive officer, Karl Heinz Rummenigge has been working behind the scenes to lure in Bayern’s transfer targets. He helped bring in former Dortmund stars, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski and now he is keen to bring in another rivalled talent.
Bayern’s endless success is showing no sign of halting. Already the reigning Bundesliga champions are four points clear at the top of the table and they are 13 points ahead of Dortmund who have made a terrible start to the new campaign.
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Obviously the appeal is there, but would Reus fit in amongst the stars at the Allianz Arena? And what would this mean for Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery and even Xherdan Shaqiri who is also looking to head elsewhere.
According to a poll ran by Bild which contains just over 38,000 votes, 56% believe that Reus would make Guardiola’s side a stronger outfit where as 44% believe that the deal would only cause trouble in the squad.
Benefits for Brendan
It has been shaky start for the Reds who would have been hoping to follow up their title challenge last season with a similar outlook but sadly that has not been the case.
Despite the summer haul made including the £16 million purchase of Mario Balotelli, Liverpool sit 5th, nine points behind the leaders Chelsea who are unbeaten.
Luis Suarez was the provider of the goals last season but his absence has left a massive gap in Liverpool’s attack. Daniel Sturridge is another notable absence but it will be hard for the club to rely on the England striker for the majority of the season.
Brendan Rodgers needs to bring in another attacking player who he can shape the team around similar to how the side was formed around Suarez and previously Fernando Torres.
Liverpool have plenty of midfield talents including Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana but the team have yet to click as a whole.
Sadly Emre Can has made a disappointing start to his Liverpool career ever since moving from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and perhaps the switch from the physical Bundesliga to the fast paced Premier League is putting the winger off a move to England.
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