Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have prolonged captain Marco Reus’ contract by one 12 months till the summer season of 2024, the membership introduced on Thursday.
The 2-time German footballer of the 12 months’s contract expired on the finish of this season.
Reus, 33, has scored 161 for Dortmund, 16 fewer than the all-time document set by Adi Preissler between 1946 and 1959.
Reus has gained two German Cups with Dortmund, however has by no means gained the league. He arrived from Moenchengadbach instantly after the 2012 title.
This season, Dortmund is one level behind Bayern Munich with 5 video games to go. Bayern have gained the league in every of Reus’s ten seasons with Dortmund.
“We as a workforce, like all of our followers, have one massive aim in thoughts that we’re all centered on: we wish to be German champions,” Reus mentioned in an announcement issued on Thursday.
“I’m joyful to have prolonged my contract for yet another 12 months, I all the time mentioned that I would like to not play for one more membership in my profession than Dortmund.”
Reus has spoken frequently about his need to finish his profession at Dortmund and he’ll flip 35 when his contract extension runs out.
“Marco is of huge significance to this membership, our followers and the town, but in addition past Dortmund’s borders to our followers around the globe,” sporting director Sebastian Kehl mentioned.
Born in Dortmund, Reus rose by the membership’s youth ranks earlier than shifting to Rot Weiss Ahlen after which Borussia Moenchengladbach, the place he made his Bundesliga debut.
Reus moved to Dortmund from Gladbach in the summertime of 2012 and was named membership captain forward of the 2018-19 season.
The striker has performed 48 instances for Germany, scoring 15 targets, however has missed a number of main tournaments by harm, together with the 2014 World Cup triumph.
Reus injured his ankle in September and missed a number of weeks, together with Germany’s World Cup marketing campaign in Qatar, however has scored eight targets and 7 assists in 26 appearances this season.
German tabloid Bild is reporting that Reus, who’s at present the membership’s prime earner, took a major pay lower to increase his contract with Dortmund.
The renewal prevents a possible management hole for Dortmund subsequent season.
Co-captain Mats Hummels’ contract additionally expires in the summertime, whereas fellow co-captain Jude Bellingham is focused by a number of massive European golf equipment for a summer season transfer.