We have recently been given renewed hope that we could actually sign Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus this summer (via the Metro), and the news is drawing a real reaction on Twitter.
The report suggests we’re closing in on a £46m move for the German international, with the Bundesliga star seen as the ideal replacement for Raheem Sterling – who looks set to join Manchester City for a massive £49m (via the BBC).
If we pull this one off it could prove the deal of the summer, as Reus is truly world class. We have to take the rumours with a pinch of salt at the moment, as you should with any marquee signing. We have already seen this summer that we are capable of attracting top talent though, so this move certainly isn’t out of the question.
Dortmund would probably find it difficult to turn down a massive offer, and we could presumably offer Reus a hugely improved contract. The German giants also failed to clinch Champions League football this season, so there is less keeping him at the Westfalenstadion.
While some fans on Twitter are understandably hesitant, afraid of getting their hopes up and being burned if the move doesn’t come off, many are sending open letters to John Henry telling him to go all out to secure Reus’ signature though, and he really needs to take notice.
Here are a handful of the best tweets:
Don’t sign… Benteke, Cheryshev, Higuain, Llorente or Gomez .. Sign Reus and Lacazette .. #LFC
— StevieG (@LFC_YNWA17) July 13, 2015
Money talks. Unlike Lacazette, Reus doesn’t have CL this season. His wages won’t be that high at Dortmund. Give him something to think about — Mootaz (@Mootaz_LFC) July 12, 2015
Hello, mate. Just wondering how the Reus deal is coming @John_W_Henry. Put a percentage on it if you have to
— – (@ThoseScouseLads) July 12, 2015
— LFC Live News (@LFC_NEW5) July 12, 2015
Reus & Firmino both know each other from Germany & both speak German. Could be the next bromance at Liverpool. Please @LFC
— – (@AnfieldRd96) July 12, 2015
All these transfer rumours… “Benteke on the brink of moving to Liverpool”, “Reus requests Liverpool transfer… £49m bid” – if only! :’O — Bilal Mohammed (@Biilaaaaal) July 3, 2015
— Roy Moore (@RoyMoore_) July 13, 2015
— Jack mckerlie (@Jack_mckerlie) July 13, 2015
— tamtoet (@tama_AGP) July 12, 2015
Marco Reus stats in last 3 seasons: 37 goals 27 assists Chances Created 198 in 82 games @John_W_Henry
— Joe O’Brien (@joe_obrien34) July 12, 2015
— Abdifatah (@FinallyAbdi) July 12, 2015
Could we actually sign Reus?