Liverpool target Marco Reus to replace Raheem Sterling. [Picture: Getty]
As speculations concerning the future of Raheem Sterling continue to grow, Liverpool appear to have resigned to accepting life without their tantalizing winger, with latest media reports according to talkSPORTS suggesting the Reds are already shopping for his replacement.
Borussia Dortmund play-maker Marco Reus is said to be Liverpool’s target man, after news broke that the German International is not keen on seeing through his purported transfer to Barcelona; amidst fear of stiff competition for places and the fact that he will have to wait till January before he gets to play for the Catalans – owing to their transfer ban.
With Liverpool expected to pocket around £50million if Sterling finally joins Manchester City, The Reds would fancy their chances of landing Reus whose new contract at Dortmund does not include a specified buy-out-clause.
Liverpool have already completed the signing of Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim for £29m and Manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to add more talents as he seeks a first silverware with the Anfield giants.
Reus has also been heavily linked with Arsenal this summer, and if the desire for Champions League football becomes a deciding factor for his transfer, then Liverpool would have serious concerns as they cannot guarantee him that next season; but a potential huge salary offer may work the magic for the Reds.