Marco Reus happy to pen new Borussia Dortmund contract

Hans-Joachim Watzke says Marco Reus turned down offers from some of the biggest clubs to remain at the Westfalenstadion

Hans-Joachim Watzke says Marco Reus turned down offers from some of the biggest clubs to remain at the Westfalenstadion

Marco Reus has signed a new five-and-a-half year contract to remain at Borussia Dortmund until the summer of 2023. Since I was a child I dreamt of wearing black and yellow and to play for this club. I am happy and proud I can announce I will keep wearing it.

"The fact that I can renew my commitment to the association today is also a thank you to our fantastic fans, who have always stayed close to me".

'We are delighted that he chose to extend his contract early and for a long term despite past offers from the world's best clubs, ' said Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

"We are very happy that Marco - although the best clubs in the world have repeatedly offered him in the past - has chose to extend his contract prematurely and for a very long time", Zorc said. He has 92 goals in competitive matches with Dortmund.

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Reus has twice been named Bundesliga player of the year and won the German Cup with Dortmund last season. That trophy was the first of Reus' career at Dortmund.

"He is the man for the important moments and especially the important goals. He's a defining face of our club".

Reus has snubbed the lure of the Premier League after signing a lucrative long-term contract at Borussia Dortmund until June 2023. "I have a special relationship with him, and he's shown the utmost degree of dedication to this club, of which we're very proud".

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