What next for Borussia Dortmund legend Marco Reus?

Marco Reus will be leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, but where will the 34 year old be plying his trade next season?
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What comes next for Marco Reus?

There has been no clear indicator as to where Marco Reus will end up next, but the only certainty is that the legend, who turns 35 a day before the Champions League final, will have a headache on his hands.

According to a recent report by The Athletic, a move to MLS side St. Louis City could be on the cards and in all likeliness remains the most viable option at present.

The Missouri side only joined the MLS expansion in 2023, but that isn’t the most interesting fact about them. Former BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki is the club captain, and continues to be a good friend of Reus. A familiar face could tempt Reus to spend his twilight years in the Western Conference.

As with most transfer rumours these days, the talk of possibilities in Saudi Arabia float by. There are plentiful options out in the Middle East, where Reus could be tempted to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr or Sadio Mané at their respective clubs.

A more cultural destination is Turkey, which remains a hotspot as a ‘retirement league’ for many stars who prefer the balance of football fandom and the hot weather. A cult hero joining a fierce football country is a match made in heaven.

The unlikeliest of scenarios would be a move sideways to another top five European league… such as the Premier League. Often, there come along great players who do not end up on the British shores who would have rocked the Premier League with their style of play - such as Zinedine Zidane, Francesco Totti, Sergio Ramos and many more.

Yet there are others, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, who have joined English clubs towards the latter stage of their careers just to prove a point. Despite not having the great pace or explosiveness that he once had, there is an inherent belief that Reus does have the technical aspects to play in the Premier League for at least a year. Reports suggest that Reus is determined to play at the highest level for one more year - so could this be a surprise move to look forward to?

Que Sera, whatever will be…

Before their farewell, the main focus of the Borussia Dortmund squad and Marco Reus will be on June 1, so at least until then we can only speculate as to what the future holds for the attacking midfielder. In the meantime, the Westfalenstadion says goodbye to their sweet prince on Saturday afternoon for the last time.

In front of the TV or in the stadium, the fact is that a lot of tears will be wiped on Black and Yellow shirts this weekend… before the same eyes weep of joy against Real Madrid on another Saturday very, very soon.