By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Pfannenstiel to recruit Marco Reus to St. Louis?

Online sports journal "the Athletic" reports that there is a specific club involved with a potential move of German footballing legend Marco Reus to America's MLS. 

Rumors linking former BVB captain Marco Reus with a move to America's MLS have, according to online sports journal "the Athletic", taken on a more concrete form. In a development that is not entirely unsurprising, it might be the case that experienced German footballing administrator Lutz Pfannenstiel may be attempted to recruit the 34-year-old to St. Louis City FC. 

Pfannenstiel moved to the States after his stint with Fortuna Düsseldorf came to an end following the 2019/20 relegation campaign. In addition to doing color commentary work for American broadcaster ESPN, the long-time TSG 1899 Hoffenheim scout was also tasked with building the Missouri-based MLS expansion franchise from the ground up. 

Practically all moves of German footballers to the U.S. league run through Pfannenstiel. The 50-year-old's first major coup was to secure the services of former Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Bürki. Since then, there have been several others.

Other players with Bundesliga experience who currently play for St. Louis include former Bielefeld central defender Joakim Nilsson, one-time Hoffenheim prospect Joao Klauss, and former German youth international Eduard Löwen of Hertha BSC.

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