Lothar Matthäus: Marco Reus no longer untouchable at Borussia Dortmund

Marco Reus. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)
Marco Reus. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images) /

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthäus believes that Marco Reus is no longer untouchable at Borussia Dortmund, hinting that parting ways would be the best solution for all parties.

The future of Marco Reus remains uncertain with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season. BILD claimed earlier this month that the Borussia Dortmund captain is set for a new one year contract. But Reus’ agent rubbished that report and revealed that an agreement has not been reached yet. Although the two parties remain in talks over a new contract.

Reus has been synonymous with Borussia Dortmund since joining the club from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012. But Lothar Matthäus can see the 33 year old’s time at the club coming to an end this summer.

During his appearance on Sky90, the Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach legend said that the Black and Yellows already have a number of players who can step up and replace Reus in the side.

"“Reus isn’t getting any better, the injuries will continue and he’s getting older. If they no longer trust Marco Reus one hundred percent, then they should find a sensible solution that is good for both sides. Already, Reus is no longer an untouchable regular player as captain.”“I see people at Borussia Dortmund who can play in Reus’ position. Julian Brandt stepped up when Reus was injured. On top of that, they have Karim Adeyemi. They have great players in attack who can certainly replace Reus.”"

Marco Reus has made it clear on a number of occasions that he would like to stay at Borussia Dortmund until the end of his playing career. And him signing a one-year contract extension with the club still remains the most likely outcome. But he will probably have to take a pay cut to stay with BVB beyond the end of the season.

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For all of Marco Reus’ struggles in recent games, he still has eight goals and seven assists to his name in 25 appearances across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season.