Man Utd Open Talks Over Reus, But He Wants Arsenal Move – Reports

By on February 4, 2015

The race for Marco Reus is going to be one of the stories of the summer and it looks like Arsenal are going to be in the thick of it.

With a £20m buy-out clause kicking in at the end of the season, understandably there is plenty of interest in his signature with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among those strongly linked.

The Express claims that United have already opened talks with Borussia Dortmund to make it clear they are willing to match the attackers buy-out clause this summer and Louis van Gaal hopes his early move will prove decisive in landing the 25-year-old.

However, they might have a fight on their hands as reports last week suggested that Reus has already made his mind up that he wants to join Arsenal to link-up with Arsene Wenger.

Many assumed Reus would follow Lewandowski and Gotze to Bayern Munich but speculation from Germany recently claimed that Pep Guardiola had withdrawn his interest, so at least one big player could be out the running.

Who knows how much truth there is behind any of these reports, but it would be extremely exciting if Reus did want to come to the Emirates as he’s one of the best attackers in Europe right now.

47 goals in 101 games since joining Dortmund in 2012 is nothing to be sniffed at, that’s for sure.

Lukas Podolski is almost certain to leave the club on a permanent deal in the summer so could Reus be his replacement? It would be a huge upgrade, but as silly as it sounds, where would he fit in?

We’re already well stocked with attackers. Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott, Cazorla, Welbeck and Oxlade-Chamberlain can all play in the position that Reus would fill, so he would be something of a luxury signing if we did manage to somehow land him this summer.

There were rumours that we had a deal in place to sign Reus before he got injured just before the World Cup, and Wenger has openly admitted his admiration in the past, so I’m sure we will be in the running if he decides to leave Dortmund at the end of the season.

But do we need him enough to really push the boat out and do what’s necessary to bring him to the Emirates? I’m not convinced, but we’ll have to see what happens over the coming months….


  1. Albert

    February 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Quite embarrasing, really. All your transfer stories during the Jan were pure fantasy… none, absolutely none proved to come true.
    Now continuing after the tranfer window is shut?!!!!

    • mac14

      February 5, 2015 at 9:08 am

      All of ‘our’ transfer stories? We report what’s written in the newspapers, we don’t come up with speculation ourselves.

      FYI – We reported on the Bielik and Gabriel deals, and both came true.

  2. JD

    February 4, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I’d love to see Reus at Arsenal, but I think he has already agreed a move to Real Madrid, it just won’t be announced until the summer. I hope I’m wrong and he signs for us.

  3. Malaysian gunner

    February 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Hopefully Wenger gets him. At the same time I hope the fm
    hasn’t forgotten that a good if not strong defence is crucial
    if Arsenal want to challenge.
    I have just seen the Pool fa cup game. In the first half the reds
    were just like Arsenal trying to thread a ball through a tight defence and could not make any headway.
    If Arsenal play a slow passing game they could be caught flatfooted by Kane and company.I just hope Snachez and Walcott would run at the Spurs defence.That would get the other gunners to get into shooting positions.
    defence.That would open up the defence.

  4. kessy

    February 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    something i just wonder what’s really going with arsenal/wenger,because when any serious news is written on other clubs the buy becomes reality but wenger’s own is different,but when it involves an under age players the rumour becomes reality.

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