Manchester United get Marco Reus transfer encouragement

Borussia Dortmund v FC Augsburg - Lewandowski, Reus

Manchester United should be encouraged regarding the latest reports surrounding Marco Reus.

Marco Reus is a player who has always maintained how keen he is to stay at Borussia Dortmund. Yet that could all be changing.

His side well beaten in the Champions League against Real Madrid, Reus has attracted the attentions of Europe's best teams.

Barcelona have been keen to sign him even, but their transfer ban appears to have put paid to that.

Yet the detail in a report in Spanish newspaper Sport, should give the Red Devils real encouragement surrounding the German winger.

The paper report that Reus was last week willing to accept a transfer to Barcelona, having been identified as a key summer signing by sporting director Antoni Zubizaretta.

"Reus wanted to sign for Barca because he felt that the Blaugrana team was the "perfect scenario" to develop his best footballing virtues. Now, however, the situation has turned around 180 degrees."

Now with Barcelona receiving a 14-month transfer ban for irregularities in the signing of young players, a transfer for Reus is off the table.

This not only takes a key competitor off the market for Reus, but it indicates to Manchester United that the German international is open to a move after all.

The paper adds that Reus is now considering staying another year in Dortmund, yet this development clearly indicates to David Moyes that the German can be persuaded if an attractive enough offer is put together.

United are no Barcelona, yet both are in transitional phases. The Spanish side have simply handled their management changes and ageing playing staff with greater success.

Reus has a release clause of £33 million, and The Times reported last year that David Moyes had sent his assistants to watch him in action. Shinji Kagwa had also been linked with going the other way to smooth over the deal.

This development shows that United have been off the pace regarding his signature, behind Barcelona in the running at least, but their exit from the running and Reus' willingness to try a new challenge - can only be of great encouragement to the red half of Manchester.

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