Is Marco Reus The Step Chelsea should Climb?
According to the latest news in Germany, Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus’ future at the Bundesliga giants has been questioned in recent weeks after it was revealed he had a special release clause in his contract which allows him to leave the team in summer 2015 for as little as £25m.
The 25 years old German international is a hot property in Europe since past 2-3 years because of his magnificent performances for Dortmund. He has been approached by almost every European giant in last few years.
His transfer rumours were fueled when his agent Dirk Hebel said:
“Marco would improve any of Europe’s top clubs, so it is only natural that many of these clubs are making moves for him.”
– (Source: Sky-Sports)
Now as per the latest speculations, Chelsea is willing to sign him in this summer transfer window. Let us analyze Reus with Chelsea’s style of play and compute the odds of him agreeing terms with Chelsea.
Marco Reus is an attacking midfielder and winger who can play on both left and right flank. He also adopts the role of a playmaker and center forward, quite well. Most eye-catching aspects of Reus’ play are his splendid long shots, jaw-dropping free kicks and pinpoint set pieces. On an average Reus takes 3.6 shots per game with a superb accuracy of 58% and a conversion rate of 21.5%. Reus is also a very good finisher and deadly poacher inside the 6 yard box and can find the back of the net from any angle possible.
Marco likes to attract defenders towards him and then create an empty space for his team mates to go ahead. He makes this possible with his marvelous dribbling skills. He keeps his approach very direct and uses aggression and quickness instead of footwork. On an average, he makes 4.2 dribbles per game with a success rate of 56%. Another impressive quality in Reus is his passing, he creates 1.8 chances per game with passing accuracy of 77% and passing length of 17 metres.
He is also good at tackling and often tackles the opposition in the attacking half to get the ball. He attempts 2.6 tackles per game with a success rate of 54%, which, ultimately is an impressive quality in a forward. However, every good thing have a bad side. Likewise, Reus is not so good at tracking back when the opposition counter attacks and he often lose aerial duels due to his thin physique.
Reus will be a very good addition in the Blues’ squad but will require some extra grooming to fit into Jose Mourinho’s defensive tactics. With transfer offers from Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Chelsea it will be a busy summer for Reus and his agent as well. Currently, Chelsea’s squad comprises of some of the world’s finest and best midfielders. Hence, it will be difficult for Reus to get into Chelsea’s first team. With no assurance of first team action, it is very unlikely that Reus would join Chelsea in Summer 2015 transfer window.
Edited By: Harshal Ahire