With Mats Hummels leaving Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Münich, BVB is not only in search of a new centre-back, but also for a new captain. National player Marco Reus is more than happy to step up to the position.
For Reus it would be an honor
In an interview with a collection of newspapers belonging to Funke Mediengruppe, Reus explained why he thinks he’s most fit for the vacant captaincy, "I’ve been at the club for four years, (and) in the last year I was vice-captain…Naturally it would be an honor to step in as BVB captain." But Reus was mindful of the club’s more important summer objectives, "(The captaincy) is not the highest priority. If the possibility is there, of course I wouldn’t say no. But I regard it casually."
He wants reinforcements for BVB
Reus is also interested in the transfer policies of Dortmund, demanding reinforcements for the team. "As a leader on the team, it’s also my responsibility to exchange ideas with those in charge because the (long-term) planning of this club interests me and because I want it to grow to be even larger." Admitting the severity of Hummels’ departure, Reus set down a powerful mandate, "It will not be easy…especially with Mats leaving and if it happens, Illkay (Gundogan), who also has unbelievable quality. Therefore I hope, and I’m expecting, that good players will arrive to replace them."
Personal ambitions for the national team
Currently training with the German national team for the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship, Reus further cemented his desire to "be in the starting-11, to help the team in every match and to show that he earned his spot," especially considering that he’s played prolifically for the national team in the past few years.
Götze and him are still on friendly terms
One of the most interesting stories in the past few weeks has been all the transfer rumors surrounding Mario Götze’s move away from FC Bayern, supposedly back to BVB. Reus has naturally talked to him about it, revealing, "…It’s Mario’s decision. He feels good (at Bayern) and one has to accept that, and that’s what I’m also doing."