Borussia Dortmund gave a definitive indication that Manchester United target Mats Hummels is not for sale this summer by announcing him as the club’s new captain on Sunday.
What has slipped under the radar is the simultaneous announcement that Marco Reus will be his German compatriot’s deputy along with Roman Weidenfeller (click here to read more).
Reus has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, with Spanish giants Barcelona reported to be interested in him as well.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder, who missed the 2014 World Cup campaign with Germany in Brazil earlier this summer due to an ankle injury, is a world-class player who has proved his class time and time again both in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League in the past two seasons.
But now that Reus has been made the vice-captain of Dortmund for the new season, it does look very likely that he will not be sold, meaning that United have missed out on a top-class attacking player.
Of course, United’s interest in Reus has not been officially confirmed by anyone from the club, but it has been widely reported in the British and the German media that they are interested in him.
However, it appears that the Red Devils just could not do enough to recruit arguably the best player in the Bundesliga who does not play for Bayern Munich (click here to read more).