When Marco Reus’s contract at Borussia Dortmund expires in June, it is unlikely that he would extend it, according to SportBild. It hasn’t been ruled out that he might transfer to another Bundesliga team.
The 34-year-old would, in all likelihood, return to Borussia Mönchengladbach rather than any other Bundesliga team in the top half. Before joining BVB for well over €17 million, the World Cup winner played for Gladbach for almost a century from 2010 to 2013.
Reus’s transfer would still require a pay cut, but Gladbach could afford to sign him as a free agent. Reus is unlikely to accept this from any other Bundesliga team, but he would have expectations for Gladbach.
Even though Reus’s playing time at BVB is getting less and less each season, he could play more frequently, at his best, and in a comfortable setting at Gladbach.
Gladbach is currently seeking attacking players with a wealth of experience and essential leadership qualities—qualities that Reus would provide.
Wolfgang Kleff, 77, the world champion of Gladbach, is curious about the possible transfer: “It would be very appealing if Reus wanted to go to Gladbach.” The fact that it is financeable is what matters most. He can’t go against the pay scale. Reus’ experience would undoubtedly benefit the team. He could teach Rocco Reitz, my favourite player, a lot of things. We don’t do a good enough job of converting Reus’ scoring opportunities, despite the fact that he does so with icy cold efficiency.