Arsenal have been handed a blow in their bid to sign Borrusia Dortmund’s Marco Reus next summer, as champions Manchester City are reported to have joined the race to sign the German attacking midfielder.
The Daily Star on Sunday have suggested that the 25-year-old is now Manchester City’s top transfer target at the end of the season.
Interest in Reus appears to be high, with other top Premier League clubs including Liverpool and Manchester United also being linked to the German over recent weeks.
It is reported that Reus has a £20m release clause in his contract that Arsenal will seek to activate next summer, but the move is in doubt due to the widespread interest in Dortmund’s talismanic figure.
Reus, who missed the World Cup through injury, has scored seven goals in 22 international appearances. The highly coveted German joined Borrusia Dortmund in January 2012 for a 17.1 million euro fee, but speculation continues to link him with a move to one of the Premier League’s leading clubs.
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Should Arsenal sign Reus?
The acquisition of Reus would be another signal of intent from Wenger, and would see another world class player grace The Emirates.
For years Arsenal have been craving such high-profile signings, and the arrival of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez over the past two summers have seen exactly that.
Reus is clearly a top player, and at 25 he has his best years still ahead of him. In the highly inflated transfer market £20m would also be a bargain, and hopefully the German presence at the club could persuade Reus to make the switch.
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