One of the best creative stars in world football looked odds on to leave his current club Borussia Dortmund this summer – yet decided to put pen to paper on a new deal that not only secured his future in the Bundesliga but also removed the £20 million release clause that would have made landing him an utter bargain.
Despite the new deal, there have been multiple occasions in the past where a contract has not been worth the paper it was written on – yes, Luis Saurez, we are looking at you – and players have departed the club regardless.
With that in mind, we think United and Louis van Gaal should remain hopeful they can land Reus and here are five reasons why.
Click on Reus himself to see why we think the Red Devils – and his other suitors – shouldn’t consider him a lost cause.
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