Reus ignores rival interest to commit to Dortmund

Marco Reus has ended all speculation over his immediate future by signing a new contract at Borussia Dortmund until the summer of 2019.

The German international has been one of the most sought after players in European football over the past couple of years, with a host of top clubs said to be interested in his signature. As well as the English trio of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, it has also been reported more than once that Real Madrid were lining up a bid.

Reus was set to enter the final 12 months of his contract with Dortmund at the end of the current season, when the club would have been faced with the decision whether to sell him or retain his services knowing he could leave on a free in 2016. Fortunately for them, this is no longer a worry after the 25-year-old penned a fresh agreement.

“I am very happy with my decision to stay at Borussia Dortmund,” said Reus, who has been at the club since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012. “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 has made 72 league appearances for the Bundesliga giants, with an impressive return of 34 goals to his name, and he helped them reach the UEFA Champions League final in 2013 where they lost to Bayern Munich at Wembley. The midfielder was named German Footballer of the Year in 2012, and Dortmund’s Player of the Season last term.

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