Arsenal Set To Table £30m Swap Deal For German Attacker – Report

By on June 10, 2014

According to reports today, Arsenal are set to table a stunning £30m player-plus-cash swap deal for Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus.

The German international has become one of the most sought-after players in Europe after two excellent seasons with Dortmund where he’s scored 42 goals in 90 appearances following his move from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012.

Barcelona have been strongly linked with the 25-year-old in recent days and CaughtOffside claim the Catalans interest has forced Arsenal into action with the club ready to test Dortmund’s resolve with £30m in cash PLUS Lukas Podolski.

I’m sure that kind of offer may be tempting for the Bundesliga outfit as they would get a ready-made replacement if they were to sell Reus, but I’m not sure how much I’d read into this report.

CaughtOffside aren’t the most reliable source and they go on to claim that Arsene Wenger wants to turn the attacking midfielder into a striker – which I find extremely difficult to believe.

He may be able to convert into a striker in a 4-4-2 formation where he’d have a big man like Giroud playing alongside him, but in our 4-2-3-1 formation I really don’t see him being able to play the lone role up front in the Premier League.

We need to add a pacey winger to our squad as well as a striker over the coming weeks, so I’d be delighted to see Reus come in to fill that void, but I’d be surprised if Arsene sees him as his main striker signing this summer. I could be wrong, and CaughtOffside may have the inside scoop on this transfer, but I’m going to take their report with a large pinch of salt for now.

Anyway, it’s highly unlikely Dortmund will sell Reus this summer. The clubs sporting director Michael Zorc said yesterday he could “definitely rule out a transfer” this summer amid interest from Barcelona, and the player is known to be a life-long Dortmund fan, so he’s not going to push for a move.

Reus is also currently out injured after being ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle problem, so he won’t be going anywhere any time soon even if a surprise move does happen this summer.


  1. wam

    June 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Reus plays LM/LF/CF he would fit into a 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2. Just not as the lone striker.

  2. Abraham

    June 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Let him stay there we don’t want Podolski to go any where and the Boss has made clear that Podolski is going no where.

    • andy

      June 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      keep podolki , hes a true gunner and scores wonderfull goals .either buy him or dont .

  3. Gabriel split

    June 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Will need another striker

  4. Hashim

    June 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    You really believe CaughtOffside???

  5. Framcis

    June 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Poldoski is goin nowere

  6. Odida Polycarp

    June 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Wenger should part with Giroud not Podolski

  7. D

    June 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Utter bollocks once again. Wenger has never said he is looking to get shot of Podolski.

    Stop spreading lies

  8. zico59

    June 10, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Podolski is going nowhere. As a matter of fact, it should be Kroenke and his yankee cronies with Wenger who should f..k off, taking that twat Giroud with them. They’re ruining our club, and we’ll never win another league title as long as they’re there!!!

  9. Prince Joe

    June 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Podolski! Podolski!! Podolski!!!,how many times do l mention this golden name? 3times. Don’t make the mistake of selling him for any priceat all, he is our jewell in the savannah, truly a prince to the core, give him more playing time and be rest assured of converting 80 over 100 chances he may come across. Wenger, be warned!

  10. Danie

    June 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    yah,truely part with giroud not podolsk the race for diego costa or suarez. after puma sponsors-arsenal have all it takes to buy real quality strikers. arsene needs to act quick to the transfer mrkt not like previously to end up with injured kalstrom.

  11. Danie

    June 10, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    wenger don’t forget to offload dead wood”diaby” bring in sagna’s replacement en just a single worldclass super striker to let us take champions league after the premier league trophies defending the FA Cup-gooner forever!

  12. ferro

    June 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Reus wont come to Arsenal bcos we wont pay him the going rate, and if anyone’s worth their pay its this guy. I’d drop Poldi in a heartbeat if it meant Reus pulling on the famous colours.

    Stop pissing around Arsene and offer bigger wages, otherwise che manu and manc will cherry pick their way to titles.

  13. ferro

    June 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Pumas not going to help us get certain players just like Nike never did, nor any other brand for that matter… well i never.


    June 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    REALISTIC! we need a gk casilas/p.shmeikel,strong dm song back/wanyama,rb aurier/coleman preferably,cf chicharito/alexis deadly finishers(wish we own schurle),certainly giroud should play for spurs,benfica,sevilla,shalke not arsenal 22goals a season,th14,ade24,rvp you feel me.

  15. teka taban

    June 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    no! no! nooooooooooooo! don’ t sell podolski why don ‘t you sell giroud if you don ‘ t know the real talented players giroud is forcing talent you wenger if u r tired of coarching why don ‘t u go home and relax with your grand children if u realy a coarch don ‘t sell podolski

  16. Khimz

    June 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

    30 m plus poldosky?u r kidding me..any deal + poldy=NO DEAL.SIMPLE..KNOW what joashim law knows whom poldy his. I hate caught offside than man u.dont even read their bollocks! I could take mr.chips aka vela over reus in heartbeat.

  17. vijay

    June 11, 2014 at 4:03 am

    well add that would be happened.i want to see him with arsenal jersey

  18. mbarak

    June 11, 2014 at 6:08 am

    splash the cash not plus pold. He is always our weapon when we are down.buy strikers like Baloteli, morata, draxler, griezman, surge and golkiper

  19. victor

    June 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Wenger should act fast we have loose many target and will still loose more if wenger don’t hit the ground going

  20. Ridwan

    June 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

    It is going to b great to sign reus

  21. abfriz

    June 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I like podoski bt RUIZ is good enough 4 Arsenal problem,if wenger can make it happen it a great opportunities 4 arsenal football club. Goonners 4 ever.

  22. Ayomide

    June 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    We dnt wnt podolski 2 go anywre he z a real talented player, y dnt u use giroud 4 a swap?????

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