Borussia Dortmund players past and present pay tribute to departing Marco Reus

Marco Reus
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Some of the most talented players to ever play for Borussia Dortmund came together to honour Marco Reus, who is set to leave the club this summer.

Without a doubt one of the greatest players to ever play for Borussia Dortmund, Marco Reus shaped a remarkable era at the club. The forward was with the Black and Yellows through thick and thin, scoring 170 goals and assisting a further 131 in 429 appearances for BVB.

Reus is set to call time on his Borussia Dortmund career this summer, and many of his current and former teammates came together to pay tribute to him in a video on BVB-TV.

Mats Hummels, another Borussia Dortmund legend, spoke about his special bond with Reus. “I loved your style as a teammate and I think we had a very special bond on the pitch. You’re a great guy and an amazing player, and I wish you all the very best for whatever you do in the future. I’m glad we got to play so many games together, especially for BVB.”

Jadon Sancho was visibly emotional while describing his relationship with Reus. "What a journey! As a young 17 year old from England coming to Germany, I just remember meeting you for the first time and I was so nervous I had goosebumps. The memories we've had on the field together, it's been crazy. I've only had this kind of connection on the pitch with you. I'm truly grateful to be a part of your journey. You’re one of one.”

Robert Lewandowski formed a fantastic partnership with Reus before his move to Bayern Munich. Now at FC Barcelona, the Polish striker said, “You have always shown what it means to be passionate about something and I will admire you forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful moments we spent together. All the best, legend!"

Jürgen Klopp was Reus’ head coach at Borussia Dortmund from 2012 to 2014. He said, “I’d like to congratulate you for a wonderful career. I’m so proud that I was part of it. And that I was involved in bringing you back to BVB. So I’m taking 0.003% of the credit. I wish you all the best for what comes next.”

Erling Haaland, who spent two and a half years at Borussia Dortmund and established himself as one of the world’s best strikers, said about Reus, “I’m really proud and honoured to have played together with you at a fantastic club like Dortmund, and also winning the DFB-Pokal. Whatever you do next, I just want to wish you good luck for you and your family. You had a fantastic time at Dortmund and I’m really proud to have been a part of your career.”

Marco Reus leaves Borussia Dortmund as the club’s second highest goalscorer and fourth highest appearance maker of all time. After 12 incredible years with his boyhood club, a new challenge now lies in store for a true icon of the Bundesliga. A move to the MLS appears to be in the offing for the 35 year old, with LA Galaxy reportedly leading the race for his signature.