Talented left-sided forward Marco Reus, 24, who has returned a goal or an assist every 86 minutes he spends on a Bundesliga pitch this season, has issued a statement indicating that he may be considering his future at the end of the current season.
Currently contracted to Borussia Dortmund until 2017, Reus has long attracted interest from the Premier League, particularly by Manchester United (Daily Mail, December) and even Arsenal (Express and Telegraph, September).
'I feel happy in Dortmund, but I do have a career plan,' stated Reus. 'In football everything is possible, but I am only focused on Borussia this season. It's not the time to consider anything else.'
Valued by transfermarkt.co.uk at £35m, Reus has created 57 chances, attempted 56 dribbles, has attracted 33 fouls and has helped defensively with 39 contributions (tackles, interceptions, clearances) on top of his eight goals and nine assists in the German league.
Considering United's recent weaknesses from crossing positions, it is perhaps interesting to note that, on average, Reus finds a team-mate with 33% of his crosses.
Dortmund recently downed Werder Bremen by a 5-1 scoreline, but Reus was withdrawn after 65 minutes after picking up a thigh straing. He will likely be sidelined for a fortnight.
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