I don't know where Reus would fit in at Real Madrid – Florentino Perez

The president of los Blancos admitted they are tracking the Germany international, but is unsure where he would fit into Carlo Ancelotti’s side


Florentino Perez has revealed that Real Madrid are interested in signing Marco Reus, though he has doubts over where his place in the team would be.

The German forward has been the subject of intense speculation over his future at struggling Borussia Dortmund with los Blancos and rivals Barcelona believed to be battling it out for his signature, while it has been revealed that Manchester City are also in the race.

However, the president of the Madrid club has admitted that no signings will be made until the end of the season, when he expects Cruzeiro’s Lucas Silva to join, and he is unsure who would make way for the 25-year-old.

“We follow Reus, as we follow other great players. As a coach, I do not know who would be removed to make room for Reus,” Perez told Marca.

“Except for extraordinary circumstances, no signings will be made in the January transfer window and now there is nothing.

“If Lucas Silva has to come, it will be in normal circumstances at the end of the season.”

The 67-year-old also lavished praise on current coach Carlo Ancelotti, who he hopes to tie down to a new contract once the current campaign is over, before speaking of his unerring passion for the Madrid club.

“Ancelotti treats his players like family, and it shows,” he added.

“We will be happy to renew Ancelotti. There will be no problems with the renewal of Ancelotti, which we will discuss at the end of the season.

“We all change but I have the same enthusiasm with which I arrived in 2000. I have a responsibility to make Real Madrid the best club of the century.”

Los Blancos face South American champions San Lorenzo in the final of the Club World Cup in Morocco on Saturday.

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