Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Marco Reus may choose to make his way out of the club in the summer and that the club has no leverage to stop him from doing so.
The Bundesliga giants have seen a lot of players leave over the years for greener pastures, especially to Bayern Munich, and the list includes players of the likes of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski.
However, despite their recent demise, Klopp has taken them to the finals of the Champions League and led them to two consecutive Bundesliga titles, a feat which is unlikely to be replicated in the years to come.
The manager, who has signed a long-term contract with Dortmund last year, believes that Reus is no exception to the rule and that players will keep leaving the club in search of bigger trophies and a higher paycheck. The German international is the poster boy for Dortmund and has scored five goals and assisted thrice in only 11 appearances thus far.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are all believed to be interested in the player and are willing to offer him a bumper contract should he choose to leave in the summer. However, Bayern are still favourites for his signature and will definitely make their intentions known if the player becomes available.
"We had very successful years and we couldn't keep all these players," Klopp told BT Sport.
"Not all of them stayed here. They had their own dreams their own situations different ideas, whatever. So we will see.
"The most important thing is the story of this club will go on. We'll have to do it with other players. It's not our idea to keep this team together until the end, until they're 34 and they go away.
"That was not the idea. We did it because of the potential of these players," he added.