The winter transfer market opens in Europe’s leading leagues on Friday and Saturday. Here are five players to look out for as compiled by AFP:
#1— MARCO REUS
The 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacker will be the most watched player in the transfer market with media reports putting Real Madrid ahead of Manchester United, Chelsea and German rivals Bayern Munich in the race to lure him away.
Though he missed Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign through injury, Reus’s goalscoring record from an attacking midfield position — a goal nearly every two league games — and Dortmund’s poor league form mean top European sides have high hopes of signing him.
Reus reportedly has a release clause in his contract allowing a transfer for 25 million euros ($30 million). His German record 540,000-euro fine for driving his Aston Martin without a licence has not put off anyone.