Marco Reus, one of the BVB key players and main stars, has signed a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund until 2019. Reus was rumored to be leaving Dortmund over the winter transfer window before it was closed, continuing on to the summer of 2015. However, the twenty-five-year-old superstar showed loyalty to his hometown and his club, stating :
“I am very happy with my decision to stay at BVB. Dortmund is my home town and Borussia simply my club. I am looking forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans supporting us. There is a lot to do and I want to be part of that.”
Reus’ previous contract contained the release clause of €25 million, which Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Manchester United were more than willing to pay. However, the new contract does not contain a release clause and an interested club will have to pay a lot more than €25 million and many predict this is the main reason Dortmund made a new deal so early.
Dortmund’s executive managing director, Hans-Joachim Watzke, said :
"We never let ourselves be influenced by all the rumors. We always saw a good chance that this exceptional player could consciously decide in favor of Dortmund."
The sporting director, Michael Zorc, was also pleased to say :
“He has shown that his heart beats for his hometown and for his hometown club with this decision. “He is a very important part of Borussia Dortmund’s future.”
Reus joined Dortmund from Monchengladbach in 2012 with two more years to run on his previous deal. Reus delighted the fans writing on his official Facebook account :
"I am very much looking forward to the future at BVB with our outstanding fans backing us. My heart has decided. Let's get it started. We want to achieve a lot of things. Not only this season."
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