Borussia’s Marco Reus in Talks With St. Louis City

Goalscorer Marco Reus with Dortmund in May 2024
Goalscorer Marco Reus with Dortmund in May 2024. Photo by Philipp Kresnik/SPP/Shutterstock (14467862t)

Borussia Dortmund’s star attacking midfielder Marco Reus recently confirmed that he will be leaving the Bundesliga club following the expiration of his contract in the summer. According to Tom Bogert of The Athletic, Reus is already looking for a new club and could end up in MLS.

Bogert reports that Reus already had exploratory talks with MLS side St. Louis City. While nothing has been agreed and the two sides are in the early stages of negotiations, St. Louis feels confident that it can convince the German international to suit up for them.

If Reus ends up choosing St. Louis, he would be welcomed by familiar faces. The club’s starting goalkeeper, Roman Burki, played with Reus at Borussia for seven seasons, while sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel hails from Germany. Additionally, head coach Bradley Carnell spent the majority of his playing career in the Bundesliga.

Reportedly, Reus will have plenty of other options when he leaves Borussia. He attracted the interest from Turkey while Saudi Arabia clubs are believed to be also lining up for his signature.

Marco Reus was born in Dortmund and started his career with Borussia’s academy before embarking on stints with Rot Weiss Ahlen and Borussia Mönchengladbach as a professional. Reus ended up returning to Borussia in 2012 and has since become a club legend.

In 426 matches with Borussia in all competitions, Reus scored 169 goals and added 130 assists. He was named Bundesliga Player of the Season three times while helping the club win two DFB-Pokal trophies.

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