When the winter transfer window was opening up a few weeks ago, big clubs from around the world began to start searching around for potential signings and Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund turned into a plausible signing for a few clubs as he seemed to be unhappy with the German club and their current situation in the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund is currently located in the bottom relegation zone.
Marco Reus was expected to leave Borussia Dortmund as he wanted to join a club that had a real chance on winning major trophies but instead of leaving, it has now been revealed that he decided to sign a contract extension with the German side that will be keeping him with the team until 2019.
This is hugely surprising news in the world of football especially for those clubs that were interested in signing the 25 year old German midfielder which is the case of Manchester United and Liverpool. Both of those Premier League clubs had interest in signing him but failed on doing so and now As.Roma’sAdemLjajic has turned into a potential target.
AdemLjajic is a 23 year old attacking midfielder hailing from Serbia who plays in a similar position as Marco Reus and also has a release clause of around €20 million.
Manchester United has been attempting to sign Ljajicsince January of 2009 when the Serbian player had already completed a trial period at Old Trafford and just as all fingers were pointing towards United signing Ljajic, a problem emerged involving the club’s application for a work permit.
Now that the winter transfer window has closed, it will be difficult for Manchester United and any other club to sign AdemLjajic as the Sporting Director of As.Roma is expected to sit down with the player and extend his contract beyond his current deal which runs up until 2017. As.Roma isn’t interested in selling this young prospect for the future unless a significantly large and enticing cash offer is presented to them.