Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Marco Reus has signed a new contract keeping him at Signal Iduna Park until 2024.
Reus, who came through the youth ranks at Dortmund, rejoined the club from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012 and has racked up 382 appearances.
The former Germany international has established himself as a staple of Der BVB, scoring 161 goals and assisting 120 across all competitions in that span.
Reus’ leadership and experience has been integral for Dortmund this season as they strive to end Bayern Munich’s reign of terror in the Bundesliga.
Edin Terzic’s side are one point above Die Roten in the Bundesliga with five games remaining, and they will be wary of complacency with the finish line in sight.
Despite seeing his playing time reduced, Reus has remained an important part of the squad, starting 14 of his 20 league appearances this term, contributing six goals and four assists.
Reus’ contract extension comes at a crucial time for the club, and the 33-year-old called on the Dortmund faithful to spur the team to a title triumph after signing on the dotted line.
“We have a big goal in mind, on which everyone is concentrating,” he said. “We want to become German champions, and for this, we need every single Borussian.
“But even beyond that, I still have a great desire to do my best for the club, where I have already spent more than half my life.
“That’s why I’m happy that I’ve extended my contract for another year because I’ve always said that in my career – I don’t want to play for any other club than for BVB.”
Reus has not been at his best over the last few games, but that has not stopped Terzic’s side from powering toward the league title with two wins in their last three games.
The German will hope to improve his recent performances when the team travels to face relegation-threatened VfL Bochum on Friday night.
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