After Marco Reus scored two sublime goals as he helped Borussia Dortmund lift the German Super Cup and see new Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola lose his first competitive game in charge of his new side, many were wondering whether Bayern had made the right decision in signing Mario Gotze and not his fellow German Reus.
Bayern paid £34 million to secure Gotze’s prized signature as they continued to build a squad to dominate German football and take one of Dortmund’s most prized assets. The German international who can play anywhere across the midfield scored 22 goals during his 83 appearances at the Westfalenstadion which made him a target for the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal before Munich triggered his release clause as they broke up the formidable trio of Gotze, Reus and prolific Polish front man Robert Lewandowski.
The other option that Bayern could have chosen when making the move for Gotze is to have chosen his lethal attacking partner Marco Reus. Reus is known for his skill, technical ability and goal scoring instincts which have made him one of the most watched players across Europe. After scoring 37 goals in 99 appearances for Borussia Mönchengladbach, he landed a move to Dortmund in 2012 and during his time at the club thus far, he has notched 14 goals in 32 appearances.
After Guardiola saw Reus tear his new side apart in the Super Cup, it begs the question as to whether he would rather have Reus in his side than Gotze despite the comparisons that both players have.