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Dortmund: "Marco Reus Won't Be Joining FC Barcelona"

So, in the least surprising news of the day, Borussia Dortmund announced that FC Barcelona target Marco Reus would not be leaving the Bundesliga this summer

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Aren't transfer windows just great? All those football-less months just fly by when you read mind-numbing rumour after mind-numbing rumour. Like today, when reports from Spain claimed that FC Barcelona had agreed terms with Marco Reus -- the German winger has been linked with a move to Catalunya for quite some time now and is a self-professed Culé, so it was only logical that he would eventually move right? Well, that's what I assume the thought-process behind this story was anyway.

So, when the reports were published and Borussia Dortmund were presumably pressed for a response, they predictably denied the claims. From a club spokesman to the Sporting Director, everyone was unanimous: "Marco Reus will not be joining FC Barcelona this summer".

Apparently, we're meant to be devastated about this news. After all, Marco Reus is seemingly everyone's favourite footballer. Then again, FC Barcelona really don't need another winger; they need a central defender, and if Cesc Fabregas does move to Chelsea FC as expected, they need another midfielder too. Just why on earth would Barcelona be prepared to invest such a large sum of money in another winger when they have such pressing needs elsewhere on the field?

Alexis Sanchez had a break-out year this season and could emerge as one of the world's best at this summer's World Cup. Neymar almost certainly will, while Pedro is a reliable option, either as a starter or as a bench player. Oh, and one of the brightest young talents in the world, Gerard Deulofeu, is returning to the club this summer.

In other words, who gives a crap about Marco Reus?

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