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Marco Reus speaks about injury issues and a possible transfer away from Dortmund

The 28-year-old speaks his mind.

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It’s tough to believe, but Marco Reus will be 29 in November. At his best he is a brilliant footballer, but he has had horrible luck with injuries over the past few seasons.

He has been out of action for so long that he is now an afterthought in Dortmund’s roster of young, exciting attacking talents. But still he strives to return, most recently pushing back his comeback until March in an effort to be fit for the World Cup this coming summer.

Now he has given an interview with GQ where he speaks about all of this. Thanks to our friend Stefan Buczko at ESPNFC for the translation:

The transfer talk might be alarming to some, but I don’t think it should be too worrying. He makes it clear that he is happy in Dortmund. The “international clubs”, that he mentions he’d be interested in, probably wouldn’t be interested in him given the fact that he just can not stay fit.

He’ll at least be at BVB until 2019, and then who would really blame him if he wanted to go back to somewhere like Monchengladbach, whom Dortmund signed him from in 2012.

The quote about giving away all his money to be healthy is particularly heartbreaking. Reus has always been a class act, but his injury history is a very sad story. He was on his way to becoming truly world class, but the injuries have, to this point, held him back from reaching that pinnacle.

Hopefully he can get back to his best at Dortmund and be once again able to entertain the Westfalenstadion just like he used to.