Dortmund’s Watzke says Reus does not want to leave the Westfalenstadion.
German football is enjoying the same sort of success Spain did recently and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus is part of this new wave of talent.
The 24-year-old has been in great form for Dortmund over the past few years and has attracted the interest of both Arsenal and Manchester City in recent times.
Yet the German club’s chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watske, says that any side that wants to sign Reus will face an uphill struggle.
“Marco feels very comfortable at Dortmund and we feel comfortable with him,” Watzke told Sport Bild.
“He has an even closer relationship with the club and the city than Mario Gotze did and I expect him to stay.
“Marco was born here, his family live here and his whole life has always been based here. He knows that BVB is the perfect place for him. I am sure of that.”
There was a lot of disappointment at the Westfalenstadion when club favourite Mario Goetze did the unthinkable and joined fierce rivals Bayern Munich this summer.
Dortmund may have been successful over the past few years, but they do not have the spending power or influence of Bayern and have to rely more heavily on home grown talent.
Reus is one such player, but with a buy-out clause of around £34m the Gunners are seriously considering adding to their German revolution at the Emirates Stadium.
Mesut Ozil signed for a club record £42.4m fee on transfer deadline day on September 2, whilst Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski are also with the side.
Arsene Wenger would face stiff competition from opposite number at City, Manuel Pellegrini, however.
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