Arsenal have been given a boost to their hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus, after he allegedly rejected a fresh contract with the Bundesliga outfit.
According to Daily Star, the German international has been in talks with the club but has declined fresh terms after concerns over the clubs recruitment policy after a number of departed star players have yet to be fully replaced.
Arsenal have been known to be in for Reus for sometime after having a summer bid rejected by Jurgen Klopp’s side and will face plenty of competition from Manchester United and Liverpool in the upcoming transfer windows.
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The 25-year-old made 30 league appearances for Dortmund last season, managing to score 16 goals and assisted 13 other goals, while creating as much as 90 chances for his team mates. He is very consistent in finding his team mates as he averaged a good pass accuracy of 75% and is great with his shots on goal averaging a 59% shot accuracy.
Style of Play:
He is a very versatile, dangerous attacking midfielder who can play anywhere across the front three. He is composed in front of goal, can shoot from distance and is a tricky winger with bags of pace. His high calibre means 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?
Certainly if the chance arose to acquire Reus we would all welcome him with open arms. Especially with Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell proving ineffective this season and could be moved on in the winter transfer window.
Arsenal have the cash and we would be a more exciting proposition than Liverpool or Manchester United with a strong German contingent and space for another World Class attacker in the lineup. He can also play up front as well as behind a centre forward so he would provide plenty of options for the Gunners.
Will it happen? I very much doubt it. We have bigger priorities this winter, and unless we do manage to move on players like Podolski and Campbell in January it’s difficult to see Wenger purchasing another player in a similar mold to Alexis Sanchez. With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the returning Theo Walcott (not to mention youngster Serge Gnabry), Wenger will probably stick with his available attacking options.
Do you agree?
Rumour Rater : 3/5
1 – Never going to happen
2 – Unlikely
3 – Could be possible
4 – Likely
5 – Done deal
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