Chelsea to seal world cup winner deal after Dortmund announce midfielder is leaving
Mario Gotze will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of his contract this summer, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.
Gotze was once heralded as the next big thing in football when he burst onto the scene a decade ago, and seemingly had the world at his feet when he left for Bayern Munich and helped Germany win the World Cup back in 2014.
But Gotze has struggled for game time at Dortmund this season and has only featured in 20 games for the German side, scoring three times, and he will now be available on a free transfer.
Frank Lampard is looking to add a bit more depth to the side and this could be an opportunity for the boss to snap up a free deal, that is a risk, but one that could work out.
“We will part ways with Mario Gotze this summer,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Sky Germany.
“It was a mutual and respectful decision. Mario is a great man.”
“He is a very good player who comes from our own youth system,” Zorc added.
“But it is also in his spirit that he is looking for a new job. Maybe abroad.”
🎙 Zorc prematch presser:
“We will part ways with Mario Götze this summer. It was a mutual and respectful decision. Mario is a great man.” pic.twitter.com/XHcvuRsOrQ
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) May 23, 2020
Look, Gotze may not be the same player he was back in 2014 and is seemingly done at the very top of the game, but the PREMIER LEAGUE, could be a great move for him to make.
Signing him on a free deal is a risk yes, but look, he is 27-years of age and still has time to get back to his best, we are big fans of Gotze and it has been a shame to see that his career has gone in the wrong direction.
It was not a good move going back to Dortmund, but as we said, he could be signed on a free.