Marco Reus surprisingly extended the contract with Borussia Dortmund.
Marco Reus’ old contract with Borussia Dortmund was set to expire in 2017 with the key problem, this contract contained a clause with which this summer any club could buy him for just £20 million.
Borussia this season in the Bundesliga is having a bad season, currently lying at the bottom and the next season almost certainly will not play in the Champions League.
Still, Reus has decided to extend the contract with Borussia until June 2019, although it was claimed that he almost definitely would leave Dortmund in the summer. The best news for Borussia Dortmund is that Reus’ new contract does not have a release clause.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) February 10, 2015
“I am delighted. Dortmund is my hometown, and Borussia my club. I look forward to a successful future with my teammates and our great fans,” said the 25-year-old Reus, for which the media reported that Real Madrid is his next station.”
“Marco Reus could have joined any big club in the world. His decision shows that his heart beats for his hometown and his boyhood club. He is a key player for Dortmund’s future”, said Borussia Dortmund Sporting director Michael Zorc.
— Marco Reus (@woodyinho) February 10, 2015
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke added:
“Marco can mark an era in Dortmund, like Uwe Seeler at Hamburg and Steven Gerrard at Liverpool in the past.
“The fact that Marco has decided to sign a new deal with BVB in such difficult times is further proof that he identifies himself with this club, something we are very proud of.”
It remains to see does Reus intends to stay at Dortmund after the next summer, or this is just a trick for Borussia to raise his price at the summer transfer window.