If Manchester City make an official approach for Marco Reus at the end of the season, he may just go for it.
Marco Reus has been one of the players of the season in the Bundesliga and arguably the best midfielder, in a team which has seen its dominance in German football ripped apart by Bayern Munich.
Manchester City have some catching up of their own to do, which will intensify if they relinquish their Premier League crown to Manchester United.
The instant reaction that will be spearheaded by Roberto Mancini, is to go out and get the players in who will eradicate any chance of it from happening again.
City are a side packed with talented midfield players but City could be tempted into replacing someone like James Milner with a big money transfer for Reus who is undoubtedly a better player.
Reus has bagged ten goals for Dortmund this season as well as eight assists, stats which will have City getting a blank cheque ready if they really do want the German superstar.
What could tip the deal is the way City are setup to help Reus make the move into Premier League football.
For starters, he is surrounded by bigger players in Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry, which is important because he’ll need protection. He’ll need protection because he still has the physique of a 23-year-old.
This will help eradicate the possibility of him struggling to settle in to the fast pace and the power of the Premier League.
He could also be tempted to a side that has a genuine chance of winning the Premier League title and other competitions each and every season.
City’s current business model is secure because of their wealthy backers, which means Reus gets to be part of something and possibly a player at the club each and every time they become the new winners of something.
City have been using a player in David Silva who has some very similar attributes to Reus but the German likes to play slightly wider, towards the left of the pitch which is an area he could quickly find himself unchallenged in.
The money isn’t an issue, it’s all about club stature and how he’ll fit in and all of the surface impressions suggest he could turn himself into a Manchester City legend if he ever goes there.
Do you think it will happen?
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