Transfer Balls Full House: Marco Reus Joins Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool And Man City
TRANSFER Balls: A regular look at rumour and speculation being passed off as fact in the media. So, is Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus heading to the Premier League? As ever, the media contest is to link every top player with every top English club.
Manchester United target Marco Reus will cost £40m… Midfielder Reus had a £29.4m buy-out clause in his contract at Borussia Dortmund. But it is understood the situation has changed since Bayern Munich activated a similar clause to snatch Mario Gotze last summer.
Understood by whom? The Mirror didn’t say. But the Mirror knows that buy-out clause has been reworked:
With a £40m release clause, it is unlikely (Manchester) United would be able to prise Reus away from Borussia Dortmund in this window, although he remains high up on Moyes’ list of targets.
So. you can have Reus for £40m
On June 3, 2014, Caught Offside said Reus was off to Arsenal for £45m:
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is sizing up a big money move for Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus as he seeks to strengthen his Gunners attack.
CaughtOffside understands that Wenger has been tracking the 25 year old German international for the best part of a year and has been given the backing of his Emirates Stadium money-men to make a club record £45m (€55m) bid for the former Borussia Monchengladbach star.
We understand that CaughtOffisde makes it up as it goes along. The site has also stated that Reus is joining Chelsea for £35m.
But is that bullshitting site any worse than the old media? No.
On July 22, the Daily Star reported:
TRANSFER NEWS: Reus to Chelsea, Liverpool or Man Utd…
What no Manchester City? Well, that was earlier, when the Star yelled:
Marco Reus ready to reject Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United
And then the Daily Mirror on June 24 linked Reus to Liverpool:
Brendan Rodgers has sounded out Juventus over Chile World Cup star Arturo Vidal, and is also an admirer of Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, who could be available this summer for around £25m.
So. The man with the £40m buy-out clause in his contract is available for £25m?
And as for his going to Liverpool, Reus’ manager Jurgen Klopp tells one and all: “I can assure everyone there are no indications that Marco wants to leave.”
And what of Reus? Can he speak? Yep. When linked with a move to Chelsea, as reported by Sky Sports, the German told The Guardian in 2013:
“Chelsea, too? Really? But the press is often wrong so why worry about it?… I have a valid [five-year] contract with a team I love. We have plans to win trophies here. I also love the city because everyone is so passionate about football.”
Such are the facts…