Borussia Dortmund star, Marco Reus has revealed that he turned down a move to Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich as he could never join them considering that he had his heart set on playing for Dortmund.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Bayern throughout his career ever since he emerged to stardom with Borussia Monchengladbach and with his current side, though it has never come to pass.
“The request came [from Bayern], as it did from other clubs. I have the greatest respect for Bayern Munich and what the club has been doing for decades. But I always wanted to play for BVB. It was always the club my heart drew me to,” he said to Sport Bild.
“When I played in Gladbach at the time, it was clear to me: within the Bundesliga, I would only change to Dortmund, otherwise I will go abroad.”
Widely considered by many to be the best German player of his generation, Reus has remained loyal to Dortmund throughout, and is in his eighth year with them. He has made 266 appearances for the club so far in all competitions, scoring 129 goals, winning one DFB-Pokal and three DFL-Supercup trophies.
The attacking midfielder has also made 44 appearances for national team, Germany, though it would have been way more if not for persistent injuries that he has suffered throughout his career.