Arsenal To Revive Interest In €35m Man Utd Target Following Initial Talks In London
Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Man Utd target Marco Reus after holding initial transfer talks with the attacker in London earlier in the summer
The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Marco Reus.
Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Manchester United target Marco Reus after holding initial transfer talks with the attacker in London earlier in the summer, according to reports.
Reus has forged a reputation as one of the best attackers in Europe after two excellent seasons at Dortmund, where the winger has scored 42 goals in 90 appearances since making the move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012.
His future at the Westfalenstadion is uncertain due to a buy-out clause in his contract which kicks in next summer that will allow him to leave for just €25m (£20m) – which is an absolute bargain in today’s market for a player of his quality.
Borussia Dortmund are determined to try and keep him but with no new contract agreed, the Germans could be tempted to cash in now as they’d be able to demand a higher fee than the €25m they’ll get next summer.
Speculation suggests that Arsenal had a €35m (£28m) deal in place to sign Reus earlier in the summer and Spanish newspaper Vozpopuli claims that the attacker travelled to London to hold talks with Gunners officials about a switch to the Emirates.
Unfortunately, the proposed transfer was then put on hold after Reus picked up an ankle injury just before the World Cup, however, it’s reported that Arsene Wenger is now ready to revive his interest during the closing stages of the transfer window.
Whether the North Londoners will be able to persuade Dortmund to cash in this late in the window remains to be seen, but you’d expect a whole host of clubs to rival Arsenal for his signature if the Bundesliga outfit do decide to cash in now rather than risk losing him for just €25m next summer.
The likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are all understood to be keeping a close eye on the 25-year-old’s situation, so Wenger may have to use his best negotiating skills if he’s to lure the attacker to the Emirates.
Whoever ends up signing Reus, be it now or in 2015, will get their hands on a superb talent and I just hope the German international agrees to come to England if he does leave Dortmund as he’d be a great addition to the Premier League.
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