Reus signs new Dortmund deal

The Bundesliga outfit have announced that the Germany international has signed a two-year extension to his existing deal

Marco Reus has signed a fresh deal with Borussia Dortmund that will keep him contracted to the club until 2019.

The versatile attacker’s previous deal – which contained a limited fee release clause of €25 million – was due to expire in June 2017 and several clubs were keeping a close eye on Reus’ situation at BVB, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Manchester United.

However, the 25-year-old has now ended all speculation about his future by inking a two-year extension with the club and there is no release clause in the new deal.

“We never let all the rumours about a transfer distract us and we always kept believing that this extraordinary player would decide in favour of a future at BVB,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Reus’ renewal.

“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.”

Sporting director Michael Zorc, meanwhile, was equally delighted with Reus’ decision to stay put, despite interest from some of the strongest sides in Europe.

“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.”

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Reus came through the ranks of the Dortmund youth academy and even though he enjoyed spells with Rot Weiss Ahlen and Borussia Monchengladbach before returning to Dortmund, he was quick to stress that BVB will always be his club.

“I am very happy with my decision to stay at BVB. Dortmund is my hometown and Borussia is the club of my heart.

“I am looking forward to a successful future with this team and with the fans behind us. There’s still a lot of work to do and I want to do my bit.”

The attacker has scored four goals in 10 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, missing a number of games due to injury.