Borussia Dortmund are eager for attacker Marco Reus to sign a new deal and have said that they want to see him play for the club “in the long term.”
There has been a great deal of speculation that Reus could leave the club since he recently said that “there are four or five international clubs who interest me.”
Reus, a German international, is under contract until 2019. At present he is recovering from knee surgery after picking up a partial ligament tear during the DFP-Pokal final in May.
Earlier this month Reus told GQ that he has not yet made up his mind about staying beyond 2019 and that considering the fact that he will then be 30 years old it will be his “final opportunity to try something different.”
However, Michal Zorc, the BVB sporting director told Kicker that he hopes to see Marco stay with the club for the long term. However, he conceded that considering a change is a “is a legitimate consideration if you are in that age.”
Zorco also gave his support to the heavily criticised Roman Burki who has received a great deal of negative commentary for his performances in the Champions League after he made a bad error in the 1 – 1 draw with Apoel Nicosia.
There have been numerous reports linking Cologne keeper Timo Horn and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kevin Trapp with a move to Dortmund but Zorc said, “We are satisfied with him. Burki remains our No. 1, and this has been agreed with the coach.”
Dortmund are currently without Sokratis Papastathopoulos who was banned for a match after his red card in the 3 – 2 loss to RB Leipzig last weekend.
Next weekend Borussia will travel to play Hannover 96.