Manchester United ‘is an option’ for Marcus Reus

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Man United are looking at Marco Reus as a serious transfer target.

Manchester United Football Club are slowly adapting under Erik ten Hag, though these things take time. The Old Trafford side need to give their manager everything he requires in order to help return the Red Devils to the very top.

I understand that it’s hard to buy in the mid-season window. Factor in the Glazer family trying to sell and the situation becomes even more complex.

Transfer-wise, a couple of loan signings have been made this summer. The players brought in are nothing more than back-ups and rotational options. We have to be realistic about that.

One man the club have been linked with recently is Marco Reus. The Borussia Dortmund icon could well look to leave the German club during the upcoming summer upon the expiry of his contract.

We’ve been given more information on this front, with the 33-year-old attacking viewing United as ‘an option’ when the summer rolls around. Journalist Christian Falk also stated that Ten Hag has met with the agent of the player, seemingly showing an interest in the German.

Check out what Christian Falk wrote in full here:

“Manchester United is an option for Marco Reus. I heard there was a meeting between his agent, Dirk Hebel, and Erik ten Hag; they talked about Reus and Erik seemed to be interested. They have to see what happens in the summer but he’s an option as a potential free agent,” Christian Falk wrote in his CaughtOffside column.

“Erik is familiar with Marco’s quality, so this will be serious. No decision yet, of course.

“I heard also that Hebel had talks with Manchester City – these weren’t particularly concrete, as City feel the player is too old.

“Secondly, Hebel then travelled to London, so I wouldn’t be surprised to hear of any links in future between Reus and clubs based in the English capital.”

Aged 33, Reus can only be viewed as someone who’d come in and play a bit-part role, though bringing some more experience into that youthful dressing room doesn’t feel like the worst idea in the world.

Reus is a class footballer. He knows what it takes to win. He complements the Ten Hag style nicely, much like Christian Eriksen in that regard. It feels like a gamble worth taking due to the fact that there is going to be no transfer fee involved.

The only real issue I see with this move is that Reus’ injury record isn’t the greatest. Availability is reliability. Far too many times, Reus has missed those big moments due to being stuck in the treatment room.

If United are confident they can overcome those injury issues, then I’m all for this move happening.

Do you think Marco Reus would be a good short-term option for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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