The German international says he is attracted to Signal Iduna Park and that he would never play for the Bundesliga’s other giant.
Marco Reus turned down a move to play for Bayern Munich, showing he could never combine the Bavarian giant with his heart set on being a Borussia Dortmund player.
The 30-year-old has been constantly linked with a move to Bayern throughout his career considering getting a Bundesliga celebrity with Borussia Monchengladbach and Dortmund.
Reus made the movement out of Gladbach to Signal Iduna Park in 2012 and he explained that he couldn’t sign with the other German top-flight club because of where his loyalties lay.
“The petition came [from Bayern], as it did from different clubs. I have the best esteem for Bayern Munich and exactly what the club was performing for years,” Reus told Sport Bild.
“However, I always wanted to play with for BVB. It was always the club my heart brought me.
“When I played in Gladbach at the moment, it was apparent to me within the Bundesliga, I’d only change to Dortmund, otherwise I will go abroad.”
Reus joined Dortmund’s youth academy as a seven-year-old in 1996 and following 10 years was made to pursue his dream of a professional career elsewhere.
Adhering to a three-year stint with Rot Weiss Ahlen, Reus procured a transfer to Gladbach where he exploded to score 41 goals in 109 appearances to earn a transfer back to BVB.
Reus has now spent the previous eight seasons in Dortmund, scoring 129 goals in 266 matches and lifting the DFB-Pokal cup in 2016-17.
His celebrity Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho has been rumoured to be contemplating a transfer to Manchester United or Chelsea, however, Reus feels the England international should remain with the Black and Yellows for a couple more seasons.
“He should remain one more, possibly two years in Dortmund,” Reus said.
“In my view, there’s nothing better for him. [He then can] take the very major step. As an even more complete player who can continue to develop us as a standard in the team.”
The Bundesliga has currently been suspended before April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic and there is a suggestion that the remainder of the season might be played behind closed doors when it resumes.