Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus reiterated his commitment to the club and assured everyone that they will never see him in a Bayern Munich jersey
BVB have an unfortunate history for selling their best players to rival clubs with star duo Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels leaving for Bayern in recent years, while Mario Gotze rejoined them in 2016 following a three-year spell at the Bundesliga champions.
But Reus, who performances this season have earned him three Player of the Month awards this term, announced he will not be following in the footsteps of his former teammates.
“You won’t see me playing at Bayern, I promise,” Reus told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Also I’m nearly 30 years old and they want to rejuvenate their squad.”
In his new attacking midfield role, Reus has played a vital role in Dortmund’s stunning campaign this season with his 11 goals and five assists helping the club establish a six-point lead over Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga table.
And the 29-year-old is well aware that BVB are in a great position to end Bayern’s six-season dominance in Germany and claim a first league title for themselves since 2012 in the process.
“It’s in our hands, we have to take each game like the first of the season and then we’ll have a chance,” said Reus.
The 29-year-old missed Dortmund’s 1-0 win at RB Leipzig over the weekend after sustaining a knock in training on Friday, but will likely return to action this week.
Since rejoining his boyhood club from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012 in a €17.1m deal, Reus has managed a total of 110 goals and 69 assists in 228 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund.
The Germany international has won the DFB-Pokal and two DFL-Supercups at Signal Iduna Park and reached the Champions League final in 2013, which Dortmund lost narrowly lost 2-1 to Bayern at Wembley.