Marco Reus
Marco Reus to join Real Madrid?Reuters

Marco Reus is on the verge of signing a new deal with Real Madrid. The German star has been one of the hottest properties in the transfer market.

A host number of teams have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund player, including the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal etc.

It is no surprise that the player of such quality has been on the radar of top clubs across the continent.

The player enjoys a great goal scoring record with Borussia Dortmund, where he has primarily earned a big name in world football. He has scored more than 30 goals for the German club after signing from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012.

He also won the footballer of the year in Germany in 2012.

As per the Daily Star, Reus has already agreed a move to Real Madrid, citing sources in Spain that the Galacticos have agreed a fee of around £35 million.

Though, no official word has come out from either of the clubs, Dortmund or Real Madrid, the fee sounds like a bargain, for the player is one of most highly rated footballers in the planet. Especially with players like David Luiz going for mega fee, this one seems to be great business by Madrid.

This piece of news is going to hurt Louis Van Gaal the most, for a number of players have not decided to sign for the Red Devils. These players include, Gareth Bale and David Strootman.

But, with a host number of star in the Real Madrid line up, how would this star feature in their starting eleven?

Reus is a very flexible player and can be used as per the requirements of the team, either in the wings or as an attacking midfielder. Still, Reus needs to earn a spot in Madrid's starting line-up.

He cannot walk into the team instantly with stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Benzema in Madrid's attacking line up. These players, with their performances at the club have proved it to be a regular starter and Reus also needs to do the same, provided he gets some game time initially.

Reus can fit into Real Madrid's style of play when on full flight, as Madrid are always on the look-out for a goal. They are aggressive in their approach towards goal with an attractive brand of football ruling the roost.

But, Reus also comes with a big risk as well for Madrid, as the German player remains to be on the sidelines with injuries. He has missed 30 games in his Dortmund's career owing to an injury.