Marco reus remains loyal to borussia dortmund in the long term. The international soccer player has prematurely extended his contract with the current third-placed team in the bundesliga until the age of 30. June 2023 verlangert, the BVB announced. The previous contract of the 28-year-old would have expired in 2019.
"I’ve been wearing the borussia jersey since 2012. I am happy and proud to announce today that I will continue to wear it. Dortmund is my home, BVB is my club!", reus explained in a club statement. Earlier this afternoon, the offensive player had signed his new employment contract. "From the bottom of my heart, i wanted to set a clear sign for the future with this signing," said reus.
Managing director hans-joachim watzke was happy about the renewal. The best clubs in the world have repeatedly made offers to reus in the past. "I have a special personal relationship with him," watzke emphasized, praising the attacker’s commitment to westphalia: "this player shows a high level of identification of which we are very proud."
Reus returned to dortmund from borussia monchengladbach in the summer of 2012 after being voted soccer player of the year. However, he did not win his first major title with borussia until last year, when he won the DFB cup. He tore his cruciate ligament in the 2-1 final victory over eintracht frankfurt.
He only made his comeback four weeks ago, and since then reus has scored three goals and set up two assists for the dortmund side, who are experiencing a season with plenty of depths as well. After the disappointing 1:2 in the eighth-final first leg of the europe league against FC salzburg, the ex-champion will meet eintracht frankfurt on sunday in the race for a champions league spot. For reus, who is always plagued by injuries, the rest of the season is also about recommending himself to national coach joachim low for participation in the world championship in russia.