The sports picture gives the reasons why Marco Reus is said to have given up the captain’s armband at Borussia Dortmund. Gregor Kobel probably demands a hefty salary increase for contract extension. You can find all the news and rumors about BVB here.
BVB, rumor: That’s why Marco Reus gave up the captain’s armband
Borussia Dortmund will have a new captain next season. Marco Reus gave up the post this summer. According to the sports picture this thought grew during his Ibiza vacation, Reus no longer wanted to serve as a scapegoat after defeats and explain himself to the cameras after every game.
After his vacation, the 34-year-old asked to speak to sporting director Sebastian Kehl and coach Edin Terzic and informed the sporting management duo of his decision to focus more on football.
Injury-free, Reus prepared for the new season. “Marco came back from vacation with top scores, that shows his professionalism,” praised Kehl.
BVB, News: Sebastian Kehl is planning a “leading role” at BVB with Marco Reus
Borussia Dortmund plans with Marco Reus even after his resignation as captain in a key function. “Of course we will continue to find a leadership role for him and we will not let him out of responsibility,” said sports director Kehl sports picture. Reus should therefore also remain part of the team council.
“Marco was very clear with this decision,” Kehl said of the 34-year-old’s move to relinquish his captain’s armband. “I see him very committed, very clear and fit. For him, it wasn’t just about simply adding a year, he has big plans for the season.”
Specifically: “What was possible with BVB last season motivates him even more now.”
BVB, rumor: Gregor Kobel is demanding a salary of more than ten million euros for a contract extension
Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel could succeed Marco Reus as captain. The Swiss is the absolute support and top performer at BVB and is loud Ruhr news probably in negotiations about a contract extension of the working paper valid until 2026.
Kobel currently earns around 3.5 million per year, according to the report, the 25-year-old imagines a new annual salary of over ten million euros if the contract is extended. BVB itself is therefore aware that its current salary does not reflect the value of the keeper.
However, whether Borussia is ready for such a salary increase is not explained further.
BVB, News: Test match between Borussia Dortmund and Rot-Weiss Oberhausen
This Wednesday at 6 p.m., BVB will play the second friendly of the season at regional league club Rot-Weiss Oberhausen.
SPOX will accompany the BVB game in Oberhausen in the live ticker. With us you won’t miss any important scenes.
The match will be streamed live at SkyGo, Wow, skysport.de and in the Sky Sports appas well as on the BVB YouTube channel and the club’s own homepage via BVB TV.
All information about the game can be found here.
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