Now that Germany have left Euro 2016 attention will turn to the future of Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze.
The man who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final struggled to break into the Bayern Munich first eleven under previous manager Pep Guardiola and now also seems surplus to requirements under new boss Carlo Ancelotti.
It is believed that the player’s representatives have held initial talks with Spurs, with the lure of Champions League football on offer at White Hart Lane next season thought to be a clear advantage over the Reds in attaining Gotze’s signature.
While the 24-year-old does not want to leave and is eager to prove his worth to Ancelotti, he feels he is fighting a losing battle to stay in Munich and is aware he needs to move on for the good of his career, which has in recent seasons stagnated.
Borussia Dortmund are also interested in a reunion with their former player, but having left to join rivals Bayern Munich it would appear not all Dortmund fans would welcome their former hero back to the club.
Quoted in the Mirror’s report, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke refused to be drawn on the issue:
“Until there is a new development, we do not deal with this issue.”
The German club will be adding someone to their attack before the window closes, leaving the potential of a Gotze return somewhat open:
“It is clear we will do something.”
Having already lost Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan, Borussia Dortmund re-signing Gotze might further upset their loyal fans.
Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena