Marco Reus is widely regarded as one of the best players in world football, and up until a few months ago, had a £20 million buy-out clause which would become active in the summer transfer window.
Reus signed a new contract with Dortmund, keeping him at the club until 2019 and, taking his £20 million buy-out clause out of his contract.
The news breaking recently of Arsene Wenger looking to reignite his interest in Reus appears to have some truth about it.
Truth in the rumours?
It's very rare to find a wide variety of papers and news outlets reporting the same transfer story, so to see over a dozen stories based on the same player all over print and online makes me think there is some truth in it.
Now yes, to say there is some truth in Wenger being interested in Reus is obvious, every manager wants the German winger in their side.
However with Wenger's transfer policy over the last two years, it appears he will make one marquee signing in the summer. So is it plausible that Reus could join Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in north London?
With 11 goals and six assists in all competitions this season, Reus has been a glimmer of light in what has been a torrid season for Dortmund. Reus has kept up his form from previous seasons even when the rest of the Dortmund side has not.
Arsenal in pole position?
Reus has been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and a host of Premier League sides also. The latest news about Reus says that Arsenal are the front runners to sign the 25-year-old talisman.
With the future of Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott being uncertain, and indeed players currently off on loan like Joel Campbell, Wellington Silva and Ryo Miyaichi all not guarenteed football when they return, Wenger may yet again find himself in the market for an attacking player.
Reus could cost anywhere from £25 million to as high as £50 million. Bearing in mind that over the course of this season, Arsenal have spent over £90 million on players, being surprised when Wenger spends big money is swiftly becoming a thing of the past.
Could Wenger sign Reus? Would you like to see him at the Emirates? Let us know in the comments!
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