Arsenal are reportedly set to table a €68million offer for Bundesliga forward Marco Reus, as Arsene Wenger looks to lure the German international to the Emirates Stadium, according to Sport Bild.
The German magazine is a reliable source, but the constant noises about Reus seemingly leaving without any concrete developments may make fans skeptical.
We have been heavily linked with Karim Benzema over the past few weeks (via the Express) and after Lord Harris’s comments regarding the amount of money available to Wenger this summer (via the Daily Mail), a move for a marquee name could be imminent.
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Sport Bild claims that we don’t seem fussed about Reus’ recent contract extension, with the 26-year-old committing his future to Borussia Dortmund until 2019.
Following Jurgen Klopp’s exit, a mass exodus out of Borussia Dortmund was predicted, but surprisingly the club has kept most of its star players.
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Despite suffering a number of ankle injuries, Reus remains one of the best players in the world, and his absence from the Champions League next season will be a loss.
If we are looking to sign the world class star then we will be facing competition from a number of top clubs, with Manchester United also heavily linked (via the Metro).
However, it’s difficult to see Wenger parting with that amount of money – which would top the record fee we paid for Mesut Ozil (via BBC Sport) – for a position we’re not currently short in. Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Danny Welbeck are all vying for those wide roles, and the money could arguably be better invested elsewhere.
Bild’s article on the story is below: