Borussia Dortmund veteran Marco Reus to leave club as free agent at end of season

Marco Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund as a free agent in the summer after spending 12 years at the club, the player announced on social media platform X on Friday.

Published : May 03, 2024 17:51 IST , Chennai - 2 MINS READ

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus applauds fans.
Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus applauds fans. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus applauds fans. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Borussia Dortmund’s attacking midfielder Marco Reus will leave the club at the end of the season after they came to a mutual agreement not to extend his contract, he said on Friday.

The 34-year-old, who joined in 2012 and also spent a decade at the Ruhr Valley club as a youth player, scored 168 goals in 424 matches for Dortmund while setting up another 128.

Known for his skill, goalscoring ability and clever gameplay, Reus captained the team for five years until 2023.

He won two German Cups but did not collect any other major titles, agonisingly missing out on his first-ever Bundesliga trophy last season on the final matchday.

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He could still crown his final season with Europe’s biggest club title, with Dortmund in the Champions League semifinals, where they beat Paris St Germain 1-0 in the first leg this week.

“The club and I decided not to extend the contract,” Reus said in a video statement. “I have spent more than half my life at this club. I am proud and happy to have played for so many years here. I am at a loss for words.

“It is important to let you, the fans, know first, and because we still have a big goal. We want to go to Wembley (for the final) and bring the trophy back to Dortmund.”

Dortmund travel to France on Tuesday for the return leg, hoping to reach the final for the first time since 2013. Dortmund won the trophy in 1997.

Dortmund are currently fifth in the Bundesliga with three games left to play.

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