Midfielder Reus extends contract with Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund: Midfielder Marco Reus on Tuesday extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2019 despite the interest of several of Europe’s top clubs.
The 25-year-old German star has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal but has put pen to paper with Jurgen Klopp’s side, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Dortmund currently lie in the relegation zone of the Bundesliga.
Reus had a 20 million pounds release clause in his previous contract. But the clause has been removed in the new deal.
Club chairman Hans Joachim Watzke says that Reus can be the leader of Dortmund for many years to come, just like Steven Gerrard at Liverpool.
“Marco can shape an era in Dortmund, as it has been done before him by Uwe Seeler in Hamburg or Steven Gerrard in Liverpool,” he said.
“That Marco has decided in the midst of a sporting crisis for Dortmund, shows a high degree of identification, of which we are very proud.”
Director of football Michael Zorc added: “Marco Reus could change the world with almost every top club.”
“He has shown that his heart beats for his hometown and for his hometown club by his decision. He is a very important component for Borussia Dortmund’s sporting future.” (IANS)

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