Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season


Borussia Dortmund’s German striker Marco Reus will leave the club at the end of the season, ending 12 years in the team, of which he was captain from 2018 to 2023, as reported this Friday by the Bundesliga team through a release.

“Borussia Dortmund and its captain Marco Reus have mutually agreed not to extend the player’s contract, which expires at the end of the season,” Dortmund said in a statement. Reus has been at the club for 12 years, since he returned in 2012 and of which he was a youth player. Thus, the 2014 world champion has spent a total of more than 21 years at Dortmund.

The 34-year-old played a crucial role in leading Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final in London, a title match in which they lost to Bayern Munich. In addition, with the yellow team he won the German Cup twice (2017 and 2021).

Marco Reus said he was “incredibly grateful and proud” of all the “special time” he has spent at his “club.” “I have spent more than half my life at this club and I have enjoyed every day, although of course there have also been difficult moments,” he added.

“Now I know that it will be difficult for me to say goodbye at the end of the season. But I am happy that now there is clarity and we can fully focus on the very important last games we have left to play,” said the German.

For his part, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke wished Reus “the best for his future.” “We hope that he returns to Dortmund after his playing career because there are enough exciting challenges waiting for him here,” he noted.

Initially, Reus did not clarify whether he would sign for another club in the summer. In the remainder of the season he will try to lead Dortmund to another Champions League final and to Wembley once again. At the moment, the Germans have a 1-0 advantage from the first leg of their semi-final against French side Paris Saint-Germain.