Marco Reus turned down a move to play for Bayern Munich, revealing he could never join the Bavarian giant with his heart set on being a Borussia Dortmund player.
The 30-year-old has been constantly linked with a move to Bayern throughout his career since becoming a Bundesliga superstar with Borussia Monchengladbach and Dortmund.
Reus made the move from Gladbach to Signal Iduna Park in 2012 and he explained that he could not sign with another German top-flight club because of where his loyalties lay.
“The request came [from Bayern], as it did from other clubs. I have the greatest respect for Bayern Munich and what the club has been doing for decades,” Reus told Sport Bild.
“But I always wanted to play for BVB. It was always the club my heart drew me to.
“When I played in Gladbach at the time, it was clear to me: within the Bundesliga, I would only change to Dortmund, otherwise I will go abroad.”