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Bürki expects ex-Dortmund teammate Marco Reus to hitch MLS

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St. Louis Metropolis goalkeeper Roman Bürki has mentioned he expects to see Marco Reus be a part of Main League Soccer both this summer season or subsequent 12 months, and revealed he continues to persuade his former Borussia Dortmund teammate to hitch the second-year enlargement staff.

“I talked to Marco Reus forward of the Champions League sport, I texted, we did not discuss in regards to the transfer then as a result of he was clearly targeted on the sport, however Main League Soccer has an excellent likelihood of seeing him subsequent 12 months or the summer season,” Bürki informed ESPN.

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“I can not inform which staff, I’m nonetheless making an attempt [to convince him] however sooner or later it is as much as [sporting director] Lutz [Pfannenstiel] and [club owner] Carolyn [Kindle] to make a transfer.”

Bürki admitted he’d be keen to surrender the captain’s armband if that is the value to pay for Reus arriving at St. Louis.

ESPN beforehand reported that St. Louis Metropolis are one of many MLS sides pursuing Borussia Dortmund attacker, as his contract with the German facet expires within the upcoming weeks. Although talks stay preliminary, sources informed ESPN the membership stays in rivalry.

St. Louis Metropolis head coach Bradley Carnell known as the potential reunion of Bürki and Reus a “fairytale,” earlier than calling for warning.

“Each time there’s a switch window opening, whether or not it is our membership or not, everybody will get names thrown out at them. We have had loads of names, whether or not it is to hitch now or in six months,” Carnell informed ESPN.

“We undergo our lists, and we see if it is smart or not. After we are within the place that we’re in, certain possibly one thing comes round. The Marco Reus rumors are flattering, it will be one thing attention-grabbing for the league and our staff.

“It is one in every of Roman’s greatest pals, it will be a pleasant fairytale story. However typically actuality is way from that. We’re working methods and figuring issues out, however proper now there’s nothing to be mentioned in regards to the Marco Reus rumor. However the window opens up fairly quickly.”

St. Louis proprietor Kindle is conscious of the present rumors swirling across the membership, however echoed Carnell’s sentiments.

“It is completely superb [being linked to Reus.] In full disclosure, it is tough to separate reality from fiction” Kindle mentioned.

“Generally I name and ask in regards to the rumors. However I assumed it will take us three to 5 years to get thus far of being linked to those figures and we’re on 12 months two and these rumors are superb. The individuals of St. Louis are excited.”

Although the membership stays unknown, Bürki insisted the German would quickly be stateside to proceed the remainder of his profession after dropping the 2024 Champions League Ultimate to Actual Madrid.