Dortmund - German international Marco Reus has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund.
Reus, who had been linked with a host of leading clubs around Europe, put pen to paper on a new deal tying him to his hometown club until 30 June 2019.
'Borussia is my club'
"I am delighted to commit my future to BVB," said Reus. "Dortmund is my home city and Borussia is simply my club. I am looking forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans behind us. There is a lot of work to be done and I want to pitch in and play my part." With 34 goals in 72 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund, Reus is a key figure at BVB. Despite the transfer rumours, club officials were always confident he would pledge his future to Dortmund.
Pride of Dortmund
"Marco can define an era in Dortmund as Uwe Seeler did in Hamburg or Steven Gerrard in Liverpool," said Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke. "The fact that Marco made this decision in the midst of a sporting crisis at BVB shows how much he identifies with the club and that makes us very proud." The news will give Dortmund a huge boost in their battle to avoid relegation. In their next match, BVB host fellow strugglers 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday. Both BVB and Reus tweeted the news via their official channels: