Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund have hit out at members of the European press for publishing quotes attributed to Marco Reus which the club claim were fabricated.
The winger, who has been linked with a move away from the 2013 Champions League finalists, was quoted as telling the Daily Mirror that he would not join Bayern Munich because “money is not everything”, and was also quoted as telling Spanish site sport.es:
“I cannot deny that I feel flattered by the interest from Barcelona, but at the moment I am focused on my current club. At the end of the season, anything is possible”
Dortmund have insisted that Reus has made neither statement attributed to him, and that sections of the media have unfairly represented the German international. The team are quoted by ESPNFC:
For the second time in the last couple of days, we fumed when looking at the media round-up. The reason is unfair reporting. We think it’s time to say it right out in the open here. In all honesty, everyone here at BVB loves to work with reputable media – which is the majority of the guild, across all borders and continents – but we have been infuriated by the black sheep who make up content.”
The club maintains the Mirror’s quotes were fabricated, and that Reus did not discuss his future in an interview with sport.es.