Report: Chelsea given price for A-list signing

Chelsea have reportedly been told that they will have to pay around £70m if they want to capture the services of superb German forward Marco Reus this summer.

That’s according to British media outlet, The Express, which states that:

Versatile German forward reportedly targeted by Antonio Conte even though likes of Willian are already struggling for starts

Although the 27-year-old has just been ruled out of action until April with a thigh injury, he’s been excellent again when fit this season with 6 goals in just 10 games for Borussia Dortmund.

Reus played much of his youth career at Dortmund before being signed by Rot Weiss Ahlen in 2006. His myriad talents were soon spotted by Borussia Mönchengladbach for whom he signed in 2009. After three highly successful seasons there (41 goals in 109 games) he moved back to Dortmund in 2012 where he has been on fire ever since.

82 goals in 175 games don’t tell the whole story. Because, improbably, Reus is just as good a provider as he is a goal scorer.

That makes him one of TFF’s favourite players and when he does finally move on there will be a very lucky recipient of his talent. Could it be Chelsea?

Reus has also scored nine goals in 29 games in an international career which has been rather stunted by injury. And that’s the only downside of the player. He does tend to pick up a lot of injuries. So perhaps the physically tough Premier League might not be best suited to his talents.

But let’s see him in action. Chelsea fans: a perfect signing?