Agent: Reus to Real Madrid transfer talk ‘blatant nonsense’
The agent of Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has described the latest reports linking his client with a move to Real Madrid as "blatant nonsense."
The 25-year-old has a release clause in his contract allowing him to join any club who meet the $28 million fee stipulated in his deal, which expires in 2017. Spanish online publication El Confidencial claimed terms had been agreed over the winter break on a five-year deal worth $8 million a year to the player.
But after Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was forced to quash talk of his imminent departure, the player’s agent has now followed suit with a clinical dismissal of the speculation. Dirk Hebel said: "The report is blatant nonsense."
On Wednesday Dortmund admitted there is nothing they can do to stand in the way of the Germany international if he chooses to depart at the end of the season. The winger is currently out injured with an ankle injury suffered in the 2-2 draw with Padeborn at the end of November.
But that hasn’t stopped him making the headlines after he was caught driving without a valid license in December, resulting in a $624,000 fine — the largest in German history. Dortmund will be desperate for their star man to make a swift return to action as they bid to surge up the table after ending 2014 second from bottom of the Bundesliga.
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