Bizarre rule means LA Galaxy must pay another MLS team to sign Borussia Dortmund legend Marco Reus


LA Galaxy are signing Marco Reus on a free transfer but must pay a fellow MLS side over the deal.

Reus’ contract with Borussia Dortmund expires on June 30 and he is leaving the Bundesliga side after 12 years of service.

He played his final game on Saturday, coming off the bench in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid at Wembley.

Although there were offers on the table from Saudi Arabia and Manchester United, the 35-year-old’s next move is destined to be the MLS, with a slew of clubs believed to have shown interest.

According to journalist, Cesar Luis Merlo, Reus will pen a deal with LA Galaxy until 2025 – with the option of an extra year.

He will follow in the footsteps of the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

But while Galaxy will not pay a fee as he will be a free agent, an MLS rule means Charlotte FC, managed by former Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, are owed money.


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