Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to make a move for Borrusia Dortmund star Marco Reus, according to reports in Spain.
There were several rumours throughout the summer that the Dortmund winger was set for a move to north London, until suffering an ankle injury which also kept him out of the German squad for the World Cup.
The report states that Wenger is set to make a move for Reus and in an attempt to persuade the player to sign up will even attempt to speak with him personally. It further states that the German international may wait till the end of the season before making the switch to the Premier League, if he decides to move at all.
The 25 year old rejoined Dortmund in 2012 for €17.1 million from Borrusia Monchengladbach, and has scored 31 times in just 63 games. He is set to be available for just £20 million due to a release clause in his contract that comes into effect in the summer, has also been linked with other top clubs in the past.
Style of Play
He is a very versatile attacking midfielder, he is composed in front of goal, can shoot from distance and can play in three or four different positions. He is a tricky winger with bags of pace and would seamlessly fit into any team. He is entering the prime of his career and the raw pace combined with a natural finishing ability would make him an instant star at the Emirates Stadium.
Should we Buy?
He is capable of playing on the left, right or through the middle and would be a quality addition to Arsenal’s attack. With Lukas Podolski looking likely to leave next season, he would be the perfect replacement whilst also providing a massive upgrade.
The Gunners have been unable to compete financially with other big clubs in the recent past, but are starting to attract world class players. With Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez captured in the last two summers, Reus will view Arsenal as a more attractive option than they were a few years ago.
He is affordable, despite being one of the best attacking midfielders in the world and if Wenger is indeed interested in the play-maker then, I’m sure he can convince him to join Arsenal.
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