Manchester City 'enquire' about £20m United, Arsenal target Reus - Three questions

Marco Reus

Manchester City have reportedly a move ahead of rivals Manchester United and Arsenal to attempt to land the wonderfully talented Marco Reus.

According to the Express, Manchester City have made a move in the race to land highly sought-after attacking midfielder Marco Reus.

The report states: ‘’Manuel Pellegrini’s side have made an official enquiry for Borussia Dortmund’s coveted attacking midfielder [Marco Reus], and have asked for updates over his availability.

‘’Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to be pleased with the talk surrounding the 25-year-old, but knows he is vulnerable to offers should Reus continue to rebuff negotiations over a lucrative new deal.

‘’The German superstar is contracted until 2017, but a £20m buy-out clause is set to kick in during the summer of 2015, enabling those with financial muscle to poach him from under the noses of Dortmund chiefs.’’

The interest in the Reus is far from surprising and, given the opportunity, it’s hard to see any Premier League side turning down a player of his quality, but where should he go?

We take a look at three questions surrounding the interest in the talented midfielder.

Do Manchester United really need to sign Reus?

Out of all the teams interested in the Premier League, the side that offer the least attractive deal is Manchester United.

United have strengthened in attack this summer and with all the high-profile names looking for attacking roles in Louis van Gaal’s set-up, it is hard to see a regular starting place at Old Trafford for the Dortmund fan-favourite. Sure, he would be a great acquisition for United but he would just become another string on their eye-wateringly impressive attacking bow.

Which of the three systems would Reus suit best?

Each of the teams interested in Reus play a very different brand of football that could help or hinder the right or wrong type of player. So, which system does Reus suit best?

Manchester United, with their narrow midfield, would be a bad choice for Reus as he likes to play on the wide-left, or right, and make dangerous diagonal runs into the box. In United’s side, he would like be played in the hole behind the two upfront and could become a square peg in a round hole. Arsenal would offer the best system, a five man midfield, and he could slot perfectly in place on Ozil on wide-left, allowing the German to move into a more centralised position.

Should Reus move to the Premier League at all?

The German international started his career in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach, winning the Bundesliga Player of the Year award, before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2012, so that’s all he knows.

There is no question he is a talented player that could make a real effort at becoming a Premier League favourite. However, a few high profile players have come from the Bundesliga in the past and failed, so he needs to research whether or not the league would suit him before taking the gamble. Borussia Dortmund teammate Shinji Kagawa is a prime example.

There is likely to be interest from all around the world in the talented 25-year-old, so he will have a choice, and it will be up to him to make the right one.

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