Reus could stay at Dortmund, claims Bierhoff

The Germany team manager believes that the 25-year-old has an emotional connection to his current club and could snub interest from elsewhere to stay put

Germany legend Oliver Bierhoff believes that Marco Reus could well stay at Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has been closely linked with the likes of Bayern Munich, a number of Premier League clubs and Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

However, Bierhoff, who works with Reus as part of the national team’s backroom staff, thinks he could snub the interest in order to stay with his boyhood club.

“I could imagine him staying at Dortmund very easily,” he told Sky90.

“Dortmund are like a bank for him. Marco’s heart is at Dortmund. He knows what he’s done there and that he is appreciated.

“Marco is someone who needs a harmonious environment.  But you also look at your colleagues and see who has won the DFB Pokal and the Bundesliga.

“Financially, Reus would get more anyway if he stayed at Dortmund.

“[A transfer abroad] will already be a risk but there’s also great incentive. If you’re top of Real Madrid or Barcelona’s shopping list, you wonder whether this opportunity will come again.”

Reus is under contract at BVB until June 2017 but has a €25 million buyout clause which becomes active next summer.