Borussia Dortmund’s forward Marco Reus has put pen to paper on a contract extension that will see him stay with the North Rhine-Westphalia side until at least June, 2023. According to online gambling news, many top clubs were circling around him as his contract was set to expire at the end of the current season.
Fans can finally relax now
BVB have just recently lost goal-machine Aubameyang after agreeing to sell him to Arsenal in January, but news that will surely calm down the Westfalenstadion fans is that their iconic player Marco Reus has decided to stay with the club for at least another five years. The 28-year-old used to play for Dortmund’s youth academy as a youngster for a decade (1996-2006) before agreeing to move to Rot Weiss Ahlen II and then on to Borussia Monchengladbach, before rejoining the Black and Yellows in 2012.
Reus highlighted his excitement t continuing to play at the Westfalenstadion, as he sees no other alternative to what he calls his “home.”
“I am happy and proud to be able to announce today that I’ll continue to wear the shirt of Borussia,” said Reus. “Dortmund is my home, the BVB is my club. Since my childhood I dreamed in black and yellow to run and play for this club. This signature is a clear sign of the future. The fact that I can renew my commitment to the club today is also a thank you to our fantastic fans who have always helped me.”
Injuries prevented Reus from achieving greater success
Having ditched Bayern’s advances to sign him, Reus instead opted to reunite with Dortmund in 2012, and enjoyed a great start to his career with his former club. In his first campaign, the speedy winger featured in 32 Bundesliga games under then manager Jurgen Klopp, scoring 14 goals in the process and providing countless assists. Overall, he bagged 19 goals in 49 appearances that season.
The following year (2013/14) proved to be even better, as Reus’ goal tally reached 23 in 44 games overall, however due to injury he missed out on a spot in the World Cup squad with Germany that went on to win their fourth world title in Brazil 2014. Since then Reus has endured ups and downs as injuries prevented him from being 100% match fit on many occasions; to date his stats stands at 194 appearances and 92 goals across all competition. We’re pretty sure he would have achieved much greater success were it not for the unfortunate injury setbacks.
After 25 rounds in the German top flight, Dortmund have collected merely 42 points granting them 4th position on the table, behind the likes of Bayer Leverkusen (3rd), Schalke (2nd) and league leaders Bayern Munich. The Bavarian giants are the ultimate favourites to win yet another Bundesliga title, per online sportsbooks in Germany, but that’s why you might want to check out some of the other exciting betting markets that are offered for Dortmund.