Arsenal are reportedly ready to pay £48million to secure the signing of Borussia Dortmund and Germany forward Marco Reus.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, but it seems likely that the Frenchman will now stay in Madrid. If that happens, then Arsene Wenger will be looking elsewhere to add a high profile name to his attack.
According to SportBILD, who are often reliable – Arsenal are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Reus. They suggest Arsenal will pay €68million for Reus, which converts to around £48million. Whilst Dortmund have remained insistent on keeping Reus and the player himself seems happy to stay, the German club would surely struggle to turn down such a high amount.
Reus is regarded as one of the best midfield/forward’s in Europe. He can play on the wing, as an attacking midfielder or a striker. Reus began his career as a striker, often performing very well there for Borussia Mochengladbach. He then moved to Dortmund and has made his name as one of the best players in his position.
Real Madrid have also been heavily linked with a move for Reus and if they did sign him, it could free up Benzema. Perhaps Arsenal’s publicised interest in Reus could be a ploy to get Madrid moving in their pursuit as it could then in turn free up Benzema. The same theory has been suggested with Arsenal’s reported move for Fernando Llorente.