Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has fueled rumours of a possible Marco Reus departure by admitting the winger could leave for Real Madrid or Manchester United.
Reus, 25, has a release clause and without confirmation it is suggested a bid of £25million could prize away the highly rated attacker. The clause however activates next summer and Borussia Dortmund are expected to have the player for at least one more season.
Beckenbauer, now Bayern president, is optimistic that Reus will leave Dortmund next year and if he doesn’t join his side the winger will likely pick England as his next destination.
“I can imagine him at Bayern very well,” he told German newspaper Bild. “If you can get a player of his class, you need to try it.
“I am sure: if he doesn’t go to Bayern in 2015, he will probably go to another big international club such as Real Madrid or Manchester United. Dortmund are unlikely to be able to hold on to him.”
Reus was unlucky prior to the World Cup suffering an injury that forced him to miss the whole tournament. He is now fully fit and was awarded the captain’s armband along with Matts Hummels during pre-season.