Marco Reus has officially extended his contract until 2023.
Reus has so far played 196 games for Borussia Dortmund scoring 92 goals and amassing 61 assists. The 28-year-old has won the DFB Cup with Dortmund in 2017. He was a youth player at BVB before leaving the club in 2006 for Rot Weiss Ahlen, he later on joined Borussia Mönchengladbach and returned home in 2012.
This probably means Reus, who is born and raised in Dortmund, will retire as a member of the black and yellows and will join the ranks of Lothar “Emma” Emmerich, Sigfried “Sigi” Held, Manfred Burgsmüller, Norbert Dickel, Michael Zorc, Lars Ricken, Sebastian Kehl, etc. as one of the legends of this club.
Through the club Reus shared the following statement: “I wear the jersey of Borussia since 2012. I am happy and proud to announce today that I’ll keep on wearing it. Dortmund is my home and BVB is my club! Ever since I was a kid I dreamed to wear black and yellow and play for this club. I extend my contract with total conviction and I want to set an example. The fact that I can commit to this club is also a “thank you” to our fantastic fans who always supported me. The fact that the club, and especially Hans-Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc have always supported me, has had a positive influence on my decision. I want to thank my agent and friend Dirk Hebel who has always supported me over the past 10 years, I also want to thank my girlfriend and family whose love has given me the strength to go on.”
The Dortmunder Jung’ will stay in Dortmund and hopefully crown his career with a few more titles. Heja BVB!