Not Kroos! £33m Manchester United target voted Germany's best player

Marco Reus

Manchester United transfer target Marco Reus voted ahead of Bayern's top stars.

Manchester United's attempts to buy Toni Kroos may be all but over, but is there another German they should re-focus on?

The Red Devils have been repeatedly linked with signing Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund, although the attacker is said to be very happy at Jurgen Klopp's side.

Despite finishing trophyless this season, and watching rivals Bayern win the double, Reus's reputation continues to gleam.

A poll in respected German football magazine Kicker, has seen Reus lauded as the best player in the country.

What makes the recognition even more special, is that the votes came from Reus' fellow professionals.

It was no narrow victory either, Reus amassed 45 per cent of the overall vote. Departing teammate Roberto Lewandowski finished in second.

Reus ousted Franck Ribery who won the award last year, and the award may have more meaning than any other.

The 24-year-old has been linked with Barcelona as well as Manchester United, but this award signifies that he can achieve the respect a football player of his calibre craves without having to move clubs.

Dortmund's season was hampered early on by injury, and rumours over the future of Lewandowski.

With Adrian Ramos already signed and more expected to follow, Dortmund will be better next year and be back in the trophy hunt, providing they hang onto the best player in the Bundesliga.

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