Marco Reus is one of the best midfielders in Germany and Europe and arguably the most talented star currently plying his trade at Borussia Dortmund.
United are in the market for a world class midfielder to come into David Moyes’ squad while Manchester City have the resources and deep pockets needed to poach any available high profile player in the game.
Speculation surrounding Reus’ future really started to build up over Christmas leading into the current transfer window but the player himself is staying tight lipped and not giving too much away that we don’t already know.
“I have a valid contract with Borussia Dortmund and I’m happy to be here – To be honest, I read a little – you will notice there are times when there is interest here and here, which is quite an achievement,” he told Bild when quizzed about interest from United and City.
A transfer is not imminent because in the same interview with Bild, Reus talks a lot about the way he and Dortmund want to reduce the gap between themselves and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
It’s also clear that he’s harbouring some heartbreak from the disappointment of losing the Champions League final to Bayern Munich last season, something that he and Dortmund would like to make up for in the competition this year.
If anything is going to happen with Reus then it’s more likely to be after the World Cup because looking at the magnitude of the deal it would take to get him away from Dortmund, it’s not going to be a quick set of negotiations.
He hasn’t expressed a desire to leave but United, City and any other side interested in him can dangle a big offer in front of the German club after the World Cup and see how they react.
However, his contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2017 so Dortmund and Reus are not in positions where they need to make big or drastic decisions quickly.
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