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German player rejects Dortmund’s contract offer, ends 12yrs relationship

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

German football club, Borussia Dortmund, has confirmed that it’s team captain, Marco Reus, will be leaving club at the season, ending 12years relationship.

Reus has spent the last 12 years with Dortmund after joining the team from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012.

The club confirmed the development through a statement released on Friday ahead of the Champions league semi-final second leg against PSG.

According to the statement, “Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund have reached a mutual understanding that his current contract will not be extended, as both parties will part ways this summer. Full focus will persist on the remaining league fixtures, alongside our unwavering commitment to”.

Reus has gone on to play nearly 300 Bundesliga games for Dortmund, scoring 118 goals and winning four major titles.

Despite his advancing years though, Reus has been integral to Dortmund’s run to the Champions League semi-finals this term, playing in every single game and scoring twice.

Reus and Dortmund have agreed not to extend his contract at the end of the season, meaning the 34-year-old will be free to join another team.

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