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Marco Reus commits to Bundesliga strugglers Dortmund

So there is loyalty in football afterall.

THERE ARE A lot of very disappointed football fans scattered around Europe this afternoon after Marco Reus put pen to paper on a new contract with Borussia Dortmund.

The German forward had attracted attention from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester Untied but will now remain with Dormund – who remain just a point off the bottom of the Bundesliga – until 2019.

Reus has 70 goals in 169 games and Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke compared the Germany international to Steven Gerrard.

“Marco can shape an era in Dortmund, as has done before by Uwe Seeler in Hamburg or Steven Gerrard in Liverpool. That Marco has decided midst of a sporting crisis for BVB shows a high degree of loyalty of which we are very proud.”

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