Transfer Balls: Arsenal Bid £40m For £20m-Rated Marco Reus
TRANSFER Balls: a look at Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus Marco Reus’s move to Arsenal, as told by the trusty media…
Number of words said by Arsenal on the transfer: nil.
Number of words said by Dortmund and Reus on the transfer: nil.
Yet the Metro says Arsenal are preparing a £40m for the Germany player.
The scoop quotes not a single source.
Vox Media counters with:
This is topped by the incredibly awful caughtoffside.com, which yells:
Not £40m, then. The Arsenal bid is £27.5m. And on that release clause the Telegraph says:
Reus… as a £30 million release clause in his contract at Borussia Dortmund although it is only active in the summer of 2015.
The Express says the release clause is triggered next summer but for £25m.
Reus has a £25m release clause that kicks in next summer and Arsenal are hoping that a £40m offer today may persuade Dortmund to cash in now.
We’ll end this round-up with the Metro, where we began.
The Metro says that release clause is £19.8m.
Such are the facts…