Manchester United spent quite a bit of money last summer, meaning that their January transfer activity has been limited up to this point. The only signing they have made was the loan move for Wout Weghorst from Burnley and there has been little indication that they will add to the squad in other areas.
Of course, the rebuild under Erik ten Hag is far from complete. The team has made some major strides on the pitch in recent months, but the Dutchman will want to add some significant talents to his squad during the summer.
The likes of Harry Kane and Declan Rice have been suggested as possible targets in recent times, although the club also seem to be on the lookout for some bargain additions.
Manchester United eyeing move for Bundesliga star
The club showed that they are willing to add to the squad via free transfers last summer, with Christian Eriksen proving to be a massive success since his arrival. They could look to repeat that trick in 2023.
Writing on Caught Offside, German journalist Christian Falk said that Manchester United have held a meeting with Marco Reus' agent over the possibility of signing him on bosman later this year:
Manchester United is an option for Marco Reus. I heard there was a meeting between his agent, Dirk Hebel, and Erik ten Hag; they talked about Reus and Erik seemed to be interested. They have to see what happens in the summer but he’s an option as a potential free agent.
Erik is familiar with Marco’s quality, so this will be serious. No decision yet, of course.
Falk says that Manchester City have also considered the player, although their interest is thought to be less concrete. He is now free to sign a pre-contract agreement as his contract moves towards expiry.
Marco Reus has been at Borussia Dortmund since 2012 and currently acts as the club captain. Long considered one of the most talented players in German football, his career has been plagued by injuries over the last half decade or so.
Considering that he will be 34-years old at the end of the season, this would be somewhat of an odd signing for Manchester United. His age and injury issues mean that he certainly would not be a long-term solution, although Erik ten Hag may see him as a good option to have in the squad for a season or two if the price is right in terms of wages.
It will be interesting to see how this one develops in the months ahead.