Rummenigge, who has a history of bad blood with Borussia Dortmund over talking about Marco Reus, has once again opened the wound to talk about his interest in the German international, admitting the subject has been discussed but they face competition from ‘many great clubs’
‘’If a German international has an exit clause and his contract is running out, Bayern is obliged to think about him,’’ Rummenigge told Sport1. ‘’With Marco Reus his release clause is known.’’
‘’Whether we deal with it, I cannot seriously predict. We’ve talked too little internally about the subject.
‘’There are many great clubs from other countries who would be interested in signing Marco Reus.
‘’Of course, they [Borussia Dortmund] will try to extend his contract. But at the end of the day the player will decide what he wants.’’
Back in August, Rummenigge took Reus’ buy-out clause of £19.8 million public, which fuelled the fire between himself and Borussia Dortmund over the Reus deal.
‘’I believe that it is difficult for Borussia Dortmund [to keep hold of Reus], [because of] the buy-out clause for Reus,’’ Rummenigge revealed in August.
‘’The player has a high demand among the European top clubs, regardless of Bayern.’’
The Munich-based club have previously raided Dortmund to sign two of their key players in Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, and a third in Marco Reus would no doubt leave an even more bitter taste in the mouth of Dortmund supporters.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with Reus in the past and the competition for his signature, given his price tag, could be one of the most contested in football to date.
The character and ability of Marco Reus means, providing he doesn't join Bayern Munich, he is likely to leave with the Dortmund fans' best wishes.