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Report: Atleti ready to drop $37 million on Dortmund’s Marco Reus

Aug 15, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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Could Marco Reus be leaving Borussia Dortmund after all?

Spanish radio station Cadena Cope is saying Atletico Madrid is nearing success in negotiations for the German star, with the reported fee being close to $37 million (and as 101greatgoals.com hilariously states, “less than two Shane Longs”).

Reus tore up his ankle and missed the World Cup for Germany, and has been sought after — even publicly — by Bayern Munich and Manchester United amongst others.

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Can’t help but wonder whether the sale would be motivated simply by prohibiting Bayern Munich from capturing him next year.

From 101greatgoals.com:

Though Dortmund have denied they’ve had any talks for their striker all summer, insisting he’s not for sale anyway, Cadena Copa claim these negotiaions with Atletico have been ongoing for some time now.

Ineed, Cadena Copa claim that Atletico have a ‘Yes’ from Reus, and now just need to convince the Dortmund chiefs, who are loath to lose yet another player to Bayern Munich, and may sell just to in order to avoid that sorry fate.

There’s been a bit of surprise that Atletico and Simeone would have the ‘cojones’ to make such an audacious bid, but they are La Liga champions after all.

Atleti lost Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea, but gained Mario Mandzukic from Bayern, goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Benfica and French star Antoine Griezmann. With the returning Miranda, Diego Godin, Koke and Arda Turan, Atleti could be set to be just fine… and imagine if they pry Andre Schurrle away from Chelsea!

  1. spence24 - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    If they get Reus, they would be even better than last years squad

  2. spiciercheez - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    This article makes me laugh. Why on Earth would Reus go to Atletico? That is not a step up from Dortmund despite winning La Lige and getting the Champions League final. No chance this is true.

  3. libeccim - Aug 15, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Yea that’s not happening…

  4. eddie0710 - Aug 15, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    This just seems like a rumor to me. I don’t think Reus is leaving Dortmund just yet, but to say Atletico is a step down from Dortmund?.. I’d have to disagree.

    • Mr. No Days Off - Aug 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      I would say Atletico and Dortmund are pretty much equals. Atletico went to the Champion’s League final last year and Dortmund were there the year before. From a roster standpoint right now, Atletico have more talent, but both teams typically act as feeder clubs for the soccer giants like Bayern, Real Madrid, and Barcelona. I don’t think this happens because Atletico historically haven’t spent big on players and other more prestigious clubs are also interested in Reus.

    • spiciercheez - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      I didn’t say that Atletico is a step down, just not a step up….It seems as though he wants to leave and go to a “bigger” club. I don’t think you can argue that one is much bigger than the other when comparing both Atletico and Dortmund at this moment.

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