Former Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder has suggested Los Blancos and Marco Reus would be a perfect match.
The Borussia Dortmund playmaker has long been linked with a move to one of Europe’s big clubs, with the likes of Real, Barcelona and Manchester United all thought to be keen on his services.
And in an interview with German sports paper Bild, the ex-Los Blancos central defender said Madrid would be the perfect fit because they give young players a chance and look to bring in the best players from across the world.
“If Reus had to choose between Real and Barcelona, Real would be the easier alternative,” Metzelder told the paper.
The former Madrid defender added: “Madrid are more global than Barcelona. Barcelona means Catalunya, they’re more insular and prefer their own youth.
“Sure, there is not much space in Real Madrid’s attack according to many. But I know that they Real Madrid would push somebody out to accommodate a player like Marco Reus. Just like Angel di Maria had to leave for Toni Kroos.
“Everyone talks about how enrooted in Ruhr that Marco Reus is, but that is no reason to not play in Spain,” he went on to say.