Top German talent, Mario Gotze could be leaving Germany this summer in a proposed move to Liverpool.
The midfielder is poised to become Liverpool‘s marquee signing of the summer based on latest reports from Anfield. The 23-year-old set to take up a key role in Jurgen Klopp’s attacking system on Merseyside. The player is also reported to be keen on joining his former boss at Borussia Dortmund.
The German has a year left on his current contract with the Bundesliga giant, Bayern Munich. The Reds are looking to sign the World Cup hero for up to £20 million, though this jars with the Bundesliga side’s valuation of closer to £30 million.
Gotze is said to favour a “fresh start” with the Liverpool boss. The Germany international told Bild earlier in April that he may not make a decision over his future just yet:
“I don’t have a concrete schedule. I can’t say whether a decision about my future will be made before or after the European Championships.
“I know that for instance [Dortmund captain] Mats Hummels has said he wants clarity before the tournament, but Toni Kroos [in 2014] only made his decision [to join Real Madrid from Bayern] after the World Cup. Everything’s open.”
As Carlo Ancelotti takes over from Manchester City-bound Pep Guardiola, Gotze remains likely to leave the Allianz Arena this summer. He was poached by Bayern Munich in 2013, but things haven’t worked out for him. The player has also fallen out of under Pep Guardiola.
Dortmund chief Watzke has said the club could be open to a return for the player.
“If he’s on the market, it’s clear if we discuss about him.
“The door is always open for every player who comes from Dortmund.
“If he returns we have to talk with the fans and he has to explain how he left for Bayern.
“But I don’t think that they won’t give him a second chance.”