German tabloid Bild has offered up some hope for Manchester United fans, by suggesting that Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus could be available for transfer next summer.
United, along with several other top sides across Europe, have been linked with the German this summer but Bild suggests Jurgen Klopp will keep the midfielder until at least this point next year.
“Initial negotiations (to raise his salary) started in May but have been unsuccessful,” reports Bild.
“Reus may change in the summer of 2015 for a fee of €35 million – BVB will rule out a Reus change before 2015.”
The news arguably works in Manchester United’s favour considering their current position.
Some of the other sides reported to be interested in Reus currently offer Champions League football and can be competitive in terms of wages and paying a fee e.g. Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
The idea that he’s going to become available next summer at the earliest plays into United’s hands because they have a chance to develop, secure a top four spot and potentially win a piece of silverware under Louis van Gaal before next summer.
There is still every chance that Dortmund could work on an improved deal for Reus, which would put them back in the driving seat considering his history.
Reus has been a BVB fan since childhood, he’s also never made any mention of wanting to leave the club while they are happy to have him in place.
Consider the departure of the Gotze brothers to Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski letting his contract wind down so he could also join Bayern, it’s doubtful Klopp will let him go without a fight.
Reus is a world class midfielder and United will give themselves every chance of getting him and backed by potentially securing Champions League football, they’ll arguably have a better shot at a deal next summer than they do right now.