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Roman Bürki anticipating Marco Reus to affix MLS

Lizzy Becherano Jun 2, 2024, 03:34 AM ET St. Louis City goalkeeper Roman Bürki has said he expects to see Marco Reus join Major League Soccer either this summer or next year, and revealed he continues to convince his former Borussia Dortmund teammate to join the second-year expansion team. “I talked to Marco Reus ahead

Roman Bürki anticipating Marco Reus to affix MLS

  • Lizzy Becherano

Jun 2, 2024, 03:34 AM ET

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

“I talked to Marco Reus forward of the Champions League game, I texted, we did not speak concerning the transfer then as a result of he was clearly targeted on the sport, however Main League Soccer has an excellent probability of seeing him subsequent yr or the summer season,” Bürki instructed ESPN.

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“I can not inform which crew, I’m nonetheless attempting [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 prepared to surrender the captain’s armband if that is the worth to pay for Reus arriving at St. Louis.

ESPN previously reported that St. Louis Metropolis are one of many MLS sides pursuing Borussia Dortmund attacker, as his contract with the German aspect expires within the upcoming weeks. Although talks stay preliminary, sources instructed 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.

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“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 affix now or in six months,” Carnell instructed ESPN.

“We undergo our lists, and we see if it is sensible or not. After we are within the place that we’re in, certain perhaps one thing comes round. The Marco Reus rumors are flattering, it will be one thing fascinating for the league and our crew.

“It is one in every of Roman’s finest associates, it will be a pleasant fairytale story. However generally actuality is way from that. We’re working methods and figuring issues out, however proper now there’s nothing to be mentioned concerning 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 wonderful [being linked to Reus.] In full disclosure, it is tough to separate truth from fiction” Kindle mentioned.

“Generally I name and ask concerning the rumors. However I believed it will take us three to 5 years to get thus far of being linked to those figures and we’re on yr two and these rumors are wonderful. The folks 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 Closing to Real Madrid.

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