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Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund Agree to Contract Extension Through 2023

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2018

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MARCH 03: Marco Reus of Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team`s first goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund at Red Bull Arena on March 3, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)
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Marco Reus has penned a new contract with Borussia Dortmund that will keep him at the club until 2023.

The club confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday:

Borussia Dortmund 🇺🇸🇬🇧 @BlackYellow

.@woodyinho has extended his contract with @BlackYellow until 2023! 🎉🎉🎉 Which GIF best describes your feeling reading this? https://t.co/oc0YehYXJA

Reus, 28, has been at Dortmund since 2012. 

He has endured numerous fitness woes during his time at the Westfalenstadion and only returned from an eight-month layoff in February.

The German has wasted no time in re-establishing himself as one of BVB's most talented attacking players, as he has netted three times in his last three Bundesliga appearances.

Per Squawka, his stats show that, when fit, there is arguably no better player in the Dortmund side:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Marco Reus has never been shy of the goals when available for Borussia Dortmund. ⚽ https://t.co/mtN8tsIW72

It is a big boost for Dortmund that Reus has committed his future to the club until 2023. His previous deal was set to expire in 2019.

Reus' aim for the remainder of the 2017-18 season is likely to stay fit and help Dortmund in their bid to finish in the Bundesliga's top four and potentially win the UEFA Europa League.

There is also the small matter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup coming up in the summer, and a fit and in-form Reus will surely warrant a spot in Joachim Low's Germany squad for the Russia tournament. 

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