Marco Reus: Robert Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona not good for the Bundesliga

Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski (Photo credit PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski (Photo credit PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP via Getty Images) /

Marco Reus has admitted that Robert Lewandowski’s move from Bayern Munich to FC Barcelona is not good news for the Bundesliga. But he wishes the striker the very best at his new club.

Robert Lewandowski is set to leave Bayern Munich and join FC Barcelona after an agreement was reached between the two clubs on Friday. The former Borussia Dortmund striker’s move to Spain will mark an end to his glittering 12-year stay in the Bundesliga. And Marco Reus believes that losing one of the best strikers in the world is a blow for the league.

Lewandowski joined Borussia Dortmund in 2010 and helped the club win two Bundesliga titles. He then moved to Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 2014 and became one of the world’s most prolific strikers. The 33 year old is the second highest scorer in Bundesliga history, having found the net 312 times in just 384 appearances.

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But Reus is not paying too much attention to Lewandowski or Bayern Munich, and he is only focused on Borussia Dortmund. During a media round on Saturday, the BVB captain said:

"“For the Bundesliga, it’s not so nice because a very good striker is leaving the league. But I wish him all the best. In any case, we are only focused on ourselves.”"

Borussia Dortmund have made a number of big signings this summer, and there is growing optimism that they will be able to compete for the Bundesliga title. But Reus is not thinking about the Meisterschale just yet.

"“We would be well advised to focus on ourselves. A quarter of the team has left, seven or eight players have arrived. Of course, that also has an impact on a team. A lot of players have left who were very important, but players have arrived who could be very important for us. But they have to establish themselves first.”"

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As far as his own future is concerned, Reus is very relaxed. The 33 year old feels that he has a lot left in the tank and is looking forward to the new season with the Black and Yellows.