With the current Chelsea wingers Mohammed Salah and Andre Schurrle under fire for their terrible performances in recent games, the German and English media is agog with news of a move to acquire the services of the 25year old German international Marco Reus.
The Dortmund star missed the World cup in 2014, were he was billed as one of the players to watch. However his absence at the competition and subsequent injury has obviously done nothing to taint his reputation as a known quality.
Reports suggest that Jose Mourinho has singled the winger as one of the 2 players he wants to bring in this January, alongside another central midfielder. Reports go on to suggest that initial contact has been made with the player’s agent.
The Bundesliga outfit BVB is said to have no influence in the matter as the news of a relatively cheap release clause to the tune of 23 million pounds was revealed to be in existence. Which for a player as talented as Reus, is a good deal to make notwithstanding his recent injury woes.
The Blues are however said to have competition for his signature from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Dortmund’s rivals Bayern Munich, who have both also declared their interest to the Reus camp.
The addition of Reus to an already brilliant Blues’ squad would be superb. The winger would definitely bring loads of talent with him; he is quick, crafty and has a penchant for finding the back of the net. He has scored 118 career goals in 302 appearances.
The German plays as a winger or attacking midfielder, he could be used on both wings but mostly plays on the left.
Reus could probably displace Willian or Oscar if he comes to Chelsea, but I’m sure that they would still get loads of playing time. This would mean that the German would spend more time on the bench than he does at his present club. While a lot of players would love to be a part of the Chelsea project, no one wants to be on the bench. Although his other suitors may no be able to guarantee him playing time either.
The club would have to spend big to get him. And with Chelsea only just announcing a profit of 15million last week, money shouldn’t be a problem for this deal.
Whether or not Chelsea splashes the cash to bring the highly rated German to England, they should be in pole position to still win the league with the players they currently have on the roster.
With Roman Abramovich said to be very keen to provide Mourinho with what he wants, giving the perfect start the club has had thus far, and it all sounds very promising for the Blues, with the only problem being the competition they face.
With Bayern and Madrid in the mix, the situation may turn out to be reminiscent of Hazard’s saga. If these 3 clubs meet the release clause, the German may have to make a choice between the three. In which case, Chelsea’s chances don’t seem so good.