Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr now have Marco Reus in their sights as they look to beat Premier League clubs to the German star – with his contract at Dortmund at the end of the season after 11 years at the club
- Al-Nassr will look to land more European stars after signing Cristiano Ronaldo
- The Portuguese has joined the Saudi Arabian outfit in a £175m-per-season deal
- Marco Reus is out of contract with Borussia Dortmund this summer after 11 years
- The Germany international is considering his future at the club who have remained loyal
Al-Nassr hopes to persuade Marco Reus to ditch interest from the Premier League and follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia.
Al-Nassr completed their signing of Ronaldo last week, unveiling the Portugal captain on Tuesday after he signed a £175m-per-season two-year deal.
And Borussia Dortmund captain Reus is one of the next established names from the European game in the sights of the Saudi Pro League side, who have also been linked with the likes of Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos.
Al-Nassr are interested in Marco Reus as they look to sign more European stars after landing Cristiano Ronaldo
German international Reus, 33, is out of contract at the end of the season and is considering his future after 11 years at Dortmund.
The attacking midfielder’s situation has alerted Al-Nassr and clubs in England while the prospect of staying in Germany is still not ruled out, although Dortmund have yet to reach an agreement to keep the experienced Reus.
Reus rejoined Dortmund in 2012, having first joined the club as a youth, after three years at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Reus remained loyal to Borussia Dortmund when others were probably looking for pastures new
He became one of the faces of the Dortmund side, helping them reach the finals of the Champions League in his first season, making over 350 appearances, scoring 156 times and twice being named Germany’s player of the year.
Reus has remained loyal to his hometown club for more than a decade while seeing a series of teammates such as Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan and Erling Haaland tempted by new challenges and the prospect of continuing to compete for to the biggest trophy even though his long association with Dortmund could come to an end this summer.
Reus has also played 48 times for Germany, a tally that would have been greater had it not been for injuries that have kept him out of four major tournaments.
An ankle injury ruled Reus out of a place at the latest World Cup in Qatar but he is now fit again ahead of Dortmund’s Bundesliga campaign against Augsburg on January 22 and will be hoping to pick up where he left off .
Reus was in impressive form for Dortmund before tearing ankle ligaments in September, scoring three goals and setting up four in 12 appearances.
Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) was officially announced as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday afternoon