LIVERPOOL TO BATTLE BARCA AND ARSENAL FOR REUS

June 2, 2017

Liverpool would have to battle fellow Premier League club Arsenal and Spanish giant Barcelona for the signature of Marco Reus.


The 27-year old has suffered a spate of injuries over recent seasons. His employers Borussia Dortmund are willing to listen to offers from £67 million, according to reports.

Spanish source MundoDeportivo claims Barca want the talented playmaker to join them this summer. They would have to fend off interests from three English clubs for him though. Transfer Market Web says Manchester City are also in the mix for the German.

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly removed the previous £21 million release clause in the player’s contract in 2015 so they would earn big if clubs want to sign him now.

Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp worked with the player while he was at Borussia.

They have maintained their relationship which the Reds coach would hope to use to lure him to Anfield. Klopp has been impressive since taking over the reins at the Merseyside but he needs to land a trophy sooner than later to establish his legacy. Reus is a player that can help him with his dreams for the club but his recurrent injuries are a major concern.

Also, Liverpool are believed to have joined the race for Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The relegated side would struggle to tie down its best players as they slip to the Championship.

The Telegraph says Arsenal, Man City and Man United, Everton and West Ham are already interested in the player. Pickford wants a spot in England but he would need regular action. These big clubs want a dependable second choice so his decision would impact his international record. Sunderland would demand up to £25 million to release him.