28-year old German wing-forward Marco Reus has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. The Borussia Dortmund man who suffered a long injury when he tore his cruciate ligament in last year’s DFB-Pokal final and recently returned to action early next year.
It is being reported Tottenham are preparing an audacious bid to land the German player and Pochettino’s style of play could force the board to take interest in the stylish 28-year old. Reus’ latest stance that he might be on the move away from Westfalenstadion unless Dortmund significantly strengthens in the summer will definitely encourage Spurs to pursue their transfer target with more promptness especially since the German will never have a shortage of suitors.
Born and brought up in Dortmund, Reus was also a part of the youth academy at the BVB. After developing his youth career at Dortmund, Reus left for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the summer of 2009.
Under Lucien Favre, Reus went onto become a top player in the club and his goal-scoring exploits at the club alerted his former employees to make a move for their former youth academy product.
Reus returned to his home in January 2012 for a fee of €17.1 and went on to form a deadly chemistry with Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski. The trio, under the tutelage of Klopp, terrorized European defences and their semi-final win over Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League announced their arrival on the world platform.
Since rejoining Dortmund, Reus has gone onto score almost 90 goals for the club. Following the departure of Gotze, Lewandowski and Klopp from Westfalenstadion, Reus became a beacon of loyalty in the modern day football refusing big-money moves and preferred to stay in with BVB.
However, if Tottenham were to sign Reus, he would be a star arrival to the English Premier League. The player would definitely be a first team star and would play in the wings forming an attack alongside the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane. However, it would mean that influential players like Son Heung-Min and Erik Lamela or new signings like Lucas Moura would have to be left out, something Pochettino would be unwilling to do.
Hence, exactly where Reus would fit into this young attacking lineup and how beneficial would a move for a 29-year old injury prone player in a fast, physical league would be are two of the many questions Pochettino would have to answer for if Spurs do land the German star.