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Marco Reus has committed to a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund until 2019 that removes his release clause.
Reus, whose previous contract contained a release clause that could have been activated for 25 million euros this summer, had been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The official website of Borussia Dortmund released a statement saying: “A wonderful news for the nearly ten million fans of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund: The courted by several top European clubs international Marco Reus (25) has prematurely extended his contract with eight-time German champion until 30 June of 2019.”
“We never let ourselves be guided by all the rumors and a change is always seen as a good chance that this exceptional player deliberately opts for a future with Dortmund,” says Hans-Joachim Watzke. The Managing Director added: “Marco can shape an era in Dortmund, as it has done before him Uwe Seeler in Hamburg or Steven Gerrard in Liverpool. That Marco has decided midst of a sporting crisis for BVB, shows a high degree of identification, of which we are very proud. “
“Marco Reus could change the world with almost every top club. He has shown that his heart beats for his hometown and for his hometown club by his decision. He is a very important component for Borussia Dortmund’s sporting future,” says sporting director Michael Zorc.
Marco Reus himself says: “I am very happy with my decision for BVB. Dortmund is my hometown, and my club Borussia easy. I look forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans behind us. There is plenty to do, and I want to tackle strongly with! “