Transfer rumours: Liverpool cleared to sign long-term target Mario Gotze
Liverpool reportedly received green signal to make a bid for Mario Gotze as the midfielder has been told that he is not a part of next manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Bayern Munich.
A recent report from German outlet TZ claims the World Cup winning midfielder is now on the brink of a move to the Premier League following the latest revelation.
However, Gotze was hoping for a second chance under the incoming Ancelotti having apparently been frozen out in current boss Pep Guardiola’s squad.
But with that now off the cards, Liverpool are all cleared to secure the service of the play-maker who would be reunited with Jurgen Klopp once again.
Gotze has already revealed that the pair are texting in recent times and the German news outlet claimed Liverpool are ready to place a bid of around £31million for his services. The Bayern midfielder continues to be linked with a move to Anfield this summer, rumours undoubtedly fuelled by a contract impasse at Bayern Munich and a great relationship with Reds boss Klopp.
So far, there has been little from more reliable sources from his club to suggest that is actually the case, but given the history between Klopp and Gotze, his talent and age, and that things look to have gone rather wrong for him at Bayern Munich, and it is a speculation wich at least feels like it could be true.
Mario Gotze eerged as one of Germany’s brightest young talents at Borussia Dortmund under Jurgen Klopp after his arrival there in 2007, but when Bayern came calling with lucrative offer back in 2013 he could not defend the lure of Germany’s premier club. He made his move Munich for a hefty €37M transfer fee.
And, at least for two seasons, things were going quite well. The budding superstar went on to make more than 90 appearances in all competitions in 2013-14 and 2014-15, enjoying his time at about every position in attack and midfield and netting 30 goals. He looked on the verge of becoming one of Europe’s biggest stars.
But this season, a hamstring injury and a rumoured bitter relationship with manager Pep Guardiola—he ignored a now fully fit Gotze out of the starting lineup entirely over the weekend—have derailed that sweet journey. Meanwhile, with only a year left on his contract after this season ends, report claim he is resisting to sign a new deal.
Despite that unpleasant situation in Munich, national team manager Joachim Low believes the youngster still have a major role to play for Germany in the upcoming Euros. It may take until the end of the tournament before his future beyond this summer’s big tournament becomes completely clear.
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