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Borussia Dortmund sign Marco Reus to new contract

Marco Reus is now off the table for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid as he puts pen to paper at Borussia Dortmund

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Who wanted to see Marco Reus in a Bayern Munich kit? Sadly that scenario is all but dashed for the next 3-5 years as today Marco Reus signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund that will see him stay in yellow and black through the end of the 2018/2019 season.

The new contract will reportedly pay Reus €10M per season which is in line with most of the upper end salaries at Bayern Munich. According to Kicker, Reus even turned down a nearly double wage offer from Real Madrid to stay with his hometown club. The new contract will also remove what was a €25/30/35M (reports range wildly) buy-out clause from the German international's contract ensuring that die Schwarzgelben can retain last season's German Footballer of the Year for the next 4-and-a-half seasons.

For Bayern Munich, who were always reportedly interested in Marco Reus, it's a miss on a very exciting player (though if Bayern ever had any real intention of adding him is probably a matter of debate) but it may be a blessing. With so many attacking and central midfield options already present for Bayern Munich, adding in Marco Reus was always going to be an extremely tough juggling act. Now Bayern Munich can just be satisfied by beating the pants of Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund when they go to the Signal Iduna Park in April.

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