Manchester United have been linked with a host of players from the Bundesliga this summer as Louis Van Gaal sets about reshaping the failing squad. Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Marco Reus have all been linked and it is the latter who has received praise from a Chelsea player.
Andre Schurrle will be hoping to join Marco Reus in the starting eleven for Germany's first match of the World Cup against Portugal and in an interview with Jack Gaughan of The Daily Mail, Schurrle described Reus as an incredible player.
"The way he played during the last few months for Dortmund was quite incredible - he scored or assisted every match. Technique, pace and that right foot – it’s fantastic. He’s a very intelligent footballer as well."
He is exactly the sort of player Manchester United need, a direct, pacey attacker capable of producing magic out of nothing. It is an area they clearly lacked in last year, as out on the wings Ashley Young, Nani, Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck on occasions failed to excite fans and beat their man on a regular basis.
If United can tempt their target away from Dortmund then Schurrle could well be facing his German teammate in the Premier League next season. Reus is not just Schrurrle's teammate but also a good friend and he says that the strength of the friendship within the national set-up help the team on and off the pitch.
"This team has grown up together. ‘It feels like a family," the 23-year-old says. "We’ve played together for the last four years. We’ve got big players of great quality and have two players for each position."
"You build partnerships. You know what he wants on the pitch and how you should play a ball. That’s going to be an advantage for us."
It will take a huge offer from Manchester United to prise Reus away from Borussia Dortmund, as Jurgen Klopp's side are not in a position where they need to sell, and the winger is a key player for them. However there are reports that he has a £27.5m release clause which would represent good value in this day and age. Although he has previously stated that he does not want to leave Dortmund.