Forget Suarez, this German should be Guardiola's top priority

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Bayern Munich’s imminent new boss Pep Guardiola should make Marco Reus his number one priority this summer.

There’s already been a lot of talk about a £40 million bid from Bayern Munich for Luis Suarez this summer but the perfect first signing for Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, already plays in the Bundesliga.

Marco Reus should be the priority and Guardiola’s reputation should be enough to help him get the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, especially if he’s given around £240 million to spend as widely reported.

There’s also been talk of the Barcelona players who could possibly join Guardiola at Bayern; Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro and many more.

Reus is remarkably similar to all of them in the respect that he’s short at five feet 11 inches tall, has a low centre of gravity, has brilliant control of the ball and is blisteringly quick over ten yards.

If Guardiola wants to develop the current Bayern side around the same methods he used at Barcelona, then Reus is a great starting point.

He’s also in superb form for Dortmund this season with the best set of assists figures in the Bundesliga; he tops the assists list with eight.

Then there is the fact that he’s scored eight goals so far this season in a division with fewer league games than other top leagues around Europe. This makes him one of the most productive midfielders in Europe in terms of a goals per game strike rate.

In terms of upheaval it also seems like an easier move to pull off than getting various players to come over from Spain and settle into German football which could be difficult.

Reus is already playing in Germany and he could be very attracted by a move to Bayern since Guardiola is taking over.

It’s not the first time he’s been linked with a move to the German league leaders but Guardiola’s reputation as an international coach has the ability to help push this deal through.

Bayern can go after him if they want to because there have been several examples in the past where players have completed transfers, despite the fact they have shown commitment to a club; Cristiano Ronaldo joining Real Madrid and Fernando Torres leaving Liverpool two good examples.

A move for Suarez could be very expensive and difficult for Bayern which is totally pointless when they have one of the best attacking midfielders in Germany, sitting in their league just waiting to be poached.

How do you think Reus would fare at Bayern Munich?

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