In August, Sky Sports claimed that:
"Liverpool have been trimmed from 11/8 to 6/5 favourites to sign Marco Reus after a handful of big bets today.
"Man United are now out to 8/1 [with] Bayern at 16/1"
On Wednesday night, John W. Henry tweeted:
Oh and sign Reus!— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) September 17, 2014
It's doubtful that Henry tweeted this himself; someone (a friend; family member etc) probably got access to his account and tweeted it as a joke. Liverpool's owner is a professional, and an experienced businessman, and there's no way he'd make such a faux pas (IMO)
Of course, he could've been drunk, which would also explain it (!)
Until recently, 'amazing' Reus was believed to have a €35m buyout clause in his contract, but according to Bayern Munich Chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the actual buyout figure is €25m (£20m), which is eminently affordable for a host of clubs, including Liverpool.
Reus seems certain leave Dortmund next summer, and when asked about the attacker's future this week, Sporting Director Michael Zorc told reporters:
"There are many clubs, even outside of Germany, interested in Marco. We will continue discussions, and then we'll see if we can achieve a positive result"
LFC legend Jamie Carragher is a fan of Reus, and when asked last month about the possibility of the German coming to Anfield, he enthused:
“I’d love LFC to sign Reus. [He's a ] great player, and would be one of the best players in the Premier League.”
Most Liverpool fans probably feel the same, but whether the club can attract a player of Reus's quality remains to be seen.
Author: Jaimie K