Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that club captain Marco Reus will be staying with the club next season. The current Bundesliga leaders have decided to extend the expiring contract of the 33-year-old with an additional two years. Reus played as a youth player at Dortmund, joining the club at six-years-old. After a spell away from the club, Reus re-joined the club and will be starting his twelfth season with the club after the summer.
The German forward is one of Dortmund’s true icons and the fans are very happy that he has earned himself a new two-year contract despite suffering from many injuries throughout his career. “As a real Dortmunder, Marco is a figurehead of the club with his qualities, for the fans here but also in the rest of the world,” technical director Sebastian Kehl said on the contract extension.
Meanwhile, Reus himself is concentrated on the title race in the Bundesliga. The club is currently in the lead, holding a one-point lead over Bayern Munich. “We are now fully concentrating on the goal we have in mind: we want to become champions,” said Reus. “But also after that I want to be important for the club where I spent almost half my life.” Dortmund will visit VfL Bochum on Friday. Bayern will receive Hertha BSC on Sunday.