Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has advised his club against buying rising star Marco Reus. The 22 year Borussia Mochengladbach player has been the centre of attention for a number of clubs including Arseanl who had shown an interest in him early last month.
Surprisingly, the reason why Schweinsteiger is opposed to Reus’s move is because Reus is a direct rival for his position in the team. According to Schweinsteiger, Reus is not yet ready to join the Bavarians.
“I don’t think now is the right time for him to come to Munich,” Schweinsteiger was quoted as saying by TZ newspaper.
“We already have very good players for his position.
“There have already been times when we have signed talented youngsters and things have not worked out for them.”
However, in spite of Borussia’s coach Lucien Favre’s good friendship with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the club will not do Wenger any favours. Another stumbling block to Arsenal’s bid is the £15 million buyout clause Borussia is asking for Reus.
‘I know Arsene very well, and I told him the truth about Marco, that he is a very good player and very interesting prospect.
‘But I am the coach of this club, and my priority is doing the best for Borussia, rather than helping out an old mate. Lucien Favre was quoted as saying.
Schweinsteiger on the other hand says that history has proven that signing talented youngsters does not necessarily in good performances and that it takes more than talent to get good results.
There have already been times when we have signed talented youngsters and things have not worked out for them.”
The writing is on the wall for Schweinsteiger. His time in Bayern Munich and the Germany national team could becoming to an end faster than he thought and. With the rise of talented players like Reus and Gotze, the famed flanker is no doubt playing on borrowed time.
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