Liverpool owner John W Henry has hinted at the fact that he wants to sign Borussia Dortmund’s world class winger Marco Reus on Twitter, putting a dampener on Man Utd’s hopes of signing the midfield maestro in January, as reported by the Daily Star.
Oh and sign Reus!
— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) September 17, 2014
The player has a release clause which becomes active next year, allowing another club to sign him away from Dortmund for only £28 million, well below his realistic market value, given the huge price inflation this summer.
The Reds will face significant competition from Man Utd, who have been regularly linked to the player, and Arsenal, who also supposedly targeted him in the summer.
Henry is also thought to be willing to put more money behind Brendan Rodgers, despite spending over £100 million this summer on players.
They may, however, wait until next summer to secure a move for the player, knowing the discount they could receive at that point.