In what could turn out to be the deal of the summer, we have been heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, as reported by the Metro.
The German international is an apparent target of ours, and is being lined up as a replacement for the Man City bound Raheem Sterling (via the BBC). The report reveals that we have agreed a £49m deal that will see Sterling head to the Etihad, and that money could go a long way towards bringing Reus to the club.
The piece from the Metro suggests we would have to fork out £46m for Reus, but with the money brought in from Sterling’s sale we could more than afford that.
Manchester City have spent £49m on potential, but Reus is already a proven player and the finished article. If we could replace the 20-year-old with Reus it would be a fantastic bit of business, and would be a huge signal of intent for next season.
He has recently signed a new contract with Dortmund (via the Metro) but the Bundesliga side may find it difficult to turn down a big enough offer.
Reus would offer us goals, creativity, and a real direct style. He is truly world class, and the fact that he is a reported target for Barcelona just goes to show how highly he’s rated (via the Express). The same report reveals that he recently turned down a move to the La Liga giants though because Messi, Suarez and Neymar could stop him getting in the team, so a move to Anfield is still on the cards.