Dortmund director compares Marco Reus to Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard

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The Germany international has penned a new deal at Signal Iduna Park, with the German club hoping he will stay for good.

Marco Reus has penned a new deal at Borussia Dortmund, ending speculation over his immediate future.

The Germany international has been heavily linked with a move to one of La Liga or the Premier League’s biggest clubs, but has signed an extension at Signal Iduna Park.

The news is a massive boost for the Bundesliga club, who are struggling at the wrong end of the table this term.

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Jaochim Watzke has stated that he hopes Reus will emulate Steven Gerrard and play for the Ruhr Valley club for the bulk of his career.

"We never let ourselves be guided by all the rumours and change always seen a good chance that this exceptional player deliberately opts for a future with Dortmund," he stated after the news, reported by The Mirror.

"Marco can shape an era in Dortmund, as has been done before him by Uwe Seeler in Hamburg or Steven Gerrard in Liverpool.

"That Marco has decided to remain, in the midst of a sporting crisis for BVB, shows a high degree of identification, of which we are very proud.”

There is said to be no release clause in the attacking midfielder’s contract and as such the rumours will surely die down for the time being.

Reus faces the distinct possibility of playing for a club without Champions League football next season however, as Dortmund look highly unlikely to win the competition this term or finish in the German top four.

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