After much wrangling and fears from the Dortmund side that star player Marco Reus would leave in the summer, with a year left on his old deal, the German international has finally signed a new deal with BVB. Signing until 2023, Reus has put himself in a position whereby he’ll spend the key years of his career in his beloved black and yellow.

The lifelong Dortmunder decided on signing a new deal, speaking about the importance of the help the club gave him in the past with regards to injury and fitness issues. Now hopefully back to his best, Reus has enjoyed a return to fitness and form in 2018 that has helped Dortmund to cover up the cracks in their performances.

The news comes after an awful 2-1 home loss to Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Europa League. News of the hometown hero signing a new contract, though, will likely help to lift the mood. With BVB looking to build the club around the likes of Mario Gotze and Reus himself, the future still looks bright for a club that has endured a difficult 18 months.

With 3 goals in just 4 appearances this season, Reus has proven himself to be ready to take on the mantle of returning BVB to their best. Now committed to the Schwarzgelben, it will be interesting to see how he settles in – and if performances across the club begin to change now that such uncertainty has been resolved.