It looks as if Liverpool won’t be signing Borussia Dortmund’s German international forward Marco Reus this summer – much to the disappointment of our trigger-happy friends working the tabloids.
The world-class 26-year-old, who has been the subject of thousands of transfer rumour pieces over the last few weeks, has finally moved to end speculation surrounding his future – insisting he’s happy where he is.
Reus’ agency Sports Total – who are quoted by the Daily Mirror – said: “We read the rumours about an alleged transfer for Marco. He is flattered, but he’s recently decided to stay in Dortmund.”
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A move for Reus was always incredibly unlikely, despite what some would have us believe. As the Metro state, the player would likely have cost close to £50m, an incredible outlay considering the amount of money we’ve already spent over the last couple of months.
Brendan Rodgers has already brought in Roberto Firmino – who plays in a similar position – while the presence of Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Jordon Ibe and Lazar Markovic ensure that we’re well stocked in the attacking midfield positions.
What looks to be far more pressing is our need for a new full-back, should Andre Wisdom indeed leave the club on loan (via the Echo). A move for Paris Saint Germain’s Lucas Digne believed to be in the pipeline (via Daily Mail).