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Marco Reus announces departure from Borussia Dortmund



Marco Reus announces departure from Borussia Dortmund

In an emotional video to followers, Marco Reus has introduced that he will likely be leaving Borussia Dortmund on the finish of the present season, after deciding to not renew his contract.

“I’ve acquired to play on this great stadium for 12 years. I’ve devoted half of my life to this membership, been by way of plenty of highs and lows – extra highs, for my part,” Reus began saying in a video addressed to Borussia supporters, earlier than formally breaking the information: “The membership and I’ve come to the choice to not signal a contract extension.”

Born in Dortmund and beforehand part of the membership’s youth setup, Reus returned to BVB from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012 and has since performed 424 instances for Die Schwarzgelben, scoring 168 targets and offering 128 assists in 12 years.

Watch: Marco Reus proclaims determination to go away Borussia Dortmund

“Marco is one among this membership’s biggest gamers,” stated CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke. “Born in Dortmund, he spent 10 years in our academy, 12 years with the primary staff. His connection to Borussia Dortmund is extraordinary. We want Marco all one of the best for the longer term from the underside of our hearts. We additionally hope he’ll return to Dortmund when he retires, as a result of there’s loads of thrilling roles for him right here.”

The 34-year-old has twice lifted the DFB Cup with the membership and was captain from 2018 till passing on the armband forward of the 2023/24 season. In 2019, the attacking midfielder was voted Germany’s Footballer of the 12 months.

“It’s made me so proud,” Reus continued. “I’m so extremely grateful to have gotten to play for this membership for therefore a few years. It was necessary for me to share this primary with you, the followers.”

In an additional assertion on the membership’s web site, the 48-time Germany worldwide additionally added: “I do know the farewell on the finish of the season will likely be robust, however I’m glad there’s now readability and we will now focus absolutely on the so necessary closing video games. Now we have an enormous objective forward of us that we need to obtain collectively. We need to get to Wembley. We need to deliver the Champions League trophy again to Dortmund.”

Watch: The very best of Marco Reus

Reus performed and received the penalty that Dortmund scored after they final made it to the UEFA Champions League closing in 2013 towards Bayern Munich, which was additionally performed at Wembley. With a 1-0 first-leg benefit over Paris Saint-Germain within the semi-final, it means his closing sport in black and yellow might be the ultimate, the place he may depart in type.

On the very least, Reus has two extra residence video games in entrance of his long-time followers, beginning on Saturday towards Augsburg. Dortmund’s closing sport of the season on the Sign Iduna Park is towards Darmstadt on Matchday 34.

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