Liverpool are keen to sign German international Marco Reus who could be available next summer, writes Dan O’Mahony.
The Star reports that Liverpool’s next mega signing could be German attacking midfielder Marco Reus. The Borussia Dortmund man is apparently disillusioned with life at the Bundesliga’s outfit, bemoaning the club’s lack of ambition. He is apparently unimpressed by the departure of key players, most notably Mario Gotze and Robert Lewamndowski who jumped ship to arch rivals Bundesliga.
The 25-year-old, who missed out on Germany’s World Cup win due to injury, is now refusing to sign a new contract. The current deal expires in 2017 but a release clause of £20 million becomes active next summer. Dortmund had been hoping to wrap up a new agreement tying their man into a long term deal and either eliminating or vastly increasing the release clause.
The fact that they have not managed to complete this implies that the German may be on the way out next summer and Liverpool would be very keen to offer him a new home. The Reds owner John W. Henry has hinted he would love to sign Reus, he tweeted:
“Oh and sign Reus.”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has also joined in the clamour for his former club to land the German. Asked on Twitter who would he sign for Liverpool the Anfield legend replied straight away:
“Reus – pace goals and assists!”
The signing of Reus would be a major coup for Liveprool, as the German has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs, including Liverpool’s rivals Manchester United.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.