£19.9m Premier League target Marco Reus receives €540k fine for driving offences

Marco Reus

The Borussia Dortmund man has been driving without a proper license since he was 18.

There is no doubt that Marco Reus is one of the most wanted men in world football. The Borussia Dortmund star and German international, currently out with yet another ankle injury, has been excellent in the Bundesliga for the past several seasons.

The fact remains that he also has a release clause in his current deal of around £19.9 million, which apparently comes into affect in the summer.

That has seen foreign clubs such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona look keen whilst the list in the Premier League is also long.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are all said to be looking into his signature for the summer.

But while the transfer talk has dominated Reus news recently, today he has had a rather less envious spotlight shone upon him.

It has been revealed that Reus has been driving without a proper license since the age of 18.

The 25-year-old has reportedly received five speeding tickets since 2011, before the authorities even cottoned on to the fact he was not even permitted to be driving in the first place.

The Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool target has been fined an incredible €540,000 for the offences.

He said to German paper Bild today:

"I took a few lessons but failed my test. I decided back then to take that road but the reasons I did it are something I cannot really understand today.

"Today I know that I was too naive and that it was stupid. I have learned my lesson and this will not happen again."

The Premier League teams will certainly not be put off by this fact, they care about what he can do on the pitch, not so much how he gets there and back.

But we imagine a company car will not be in any deal.

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