Marco Reus Set To Leave Borussia Dortmund As A Free Agent
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Marco Reus Set To Leave Borussia Dortmund As A Free Agent

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Marco Reus ends his career at Borussia Dortmund after more than a decade of service!!!

REUS LEAVES!!!

Borussia Dortmund captain and legend Marco Reus will be departing the French club this summer.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed on his Twitter Page today, Friday, May 3rd that the German legendary playmaker will leave Dortmund after gracing the German club with his football mastery for 12 years.

The club has chosen not to renew his contract, making him a free agent at the end of the current season. Reus began his youth career at Dortmund and rejoined the team in 2012 after playing for Borussia Monchengladbach. 

In a video posted on the club's website, Reus expressed his gratitude and pride for his time with Dortmund stating: “The club and I decided not to extend the contract."

“I have spent more than half my life at this club. I am proud and happy to have played for so many years here. I am at a loss for words." The German winger admitted that bidding farewell to the club would be challenging, but now he can focus on the remaining matches to win the Champions League trophy.

“It is important to let you, the fans, know first, and because we still have a big goal. We want to go to Wembley (for the final) and bring the trophy back to Dortmund.” Reus still has the chance to finish his final season with a Champions League title, as Dortmund advanced to the semifinals by defeating Paris St Germain 1-0 in the first leg this week.

Marco Reus Stats And Achievements With Dortmund 

The 34-year-old German player signed with Dortmund in 2012 after spending ten years at the club as a youth player. The German scored 168 goals in 424 matches for the team and provided 128 assists. 

Reus achieved success with Dortmund by winning three DFL-Supercups in 2013, 2014, and 2019, as well as the DFB-Pokal in 2017 and 2021.

What's Next?

This season has seen Dortmund face challenges in the league. They are currently fifth in the Bundesliga with three games left to play. Their focus will now be on European success. With a strong history in the Champions League competition, they will be looking to make a statement in the return leg against their French opponents, PSG. 

This might be the year that Dortmund would add another Champions League trophy to their collection having last won the trophy since 1997. To achieve this, Dortmund must secure a victory or draw when they face PSG for the return leg on Tuesday, May 7 to reach the final for the first time since 2013.

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