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Arsenal are set to revive their interest in German wonderkid Mario Götze when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Arsene Wenger was keen to sign the 19-year-old attacking midfielder last summer when Borussia Dortmund resisted all advances.
But they may be prepared to listen to offers if their Champions League campaign keeps faltering. They are in Arsenal’s group and the point they gained in the 1-1 draw with Wenger’s men in Germany is the only reward for their efforts.
Wenger would like to sign Götze before the summer – and Borussia’s European demise could signal his arrival at Arsenal, generating £17.5million for the Germans.
SOURCE: Sunday Mirror
By all accounts Borussia Dortmund are reportedly ready to listen to offers for German starlet Mario Goetze and that may well be as a result of the youngster’s insistence that such bids need to be considered that may signal his intention to pursue a move to one of Europe’s elite clubs.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been trailing Goetze for some time and having seen the teenager help his side to a Bundesliga title last term a number of other sides have joined the race for the playmaker. Any move to sign the 19 year old in January will be greatly aided by any drop in form from Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Currently Dortmund sit in third spot in the German table, some five points adrift of Bayern Munich and their form in the Champions League has been poor, with just one point collected from their opening three matches.
Indeed Goetze may be the ideal player to replace Samir Nasri and the type of player that would seamlessly fit into Wenger’s style of football. However any move for the Dortmund man would need to break the club’s record purchase and this source’s valuation of £17.5m may actually be a tad lower than the German side would expect for such a talented prospect.
Having seen Nuri Sahin move to Real Madrid and other team-mates, such as Shinki Kagawa, Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels, being heavily linked with moves away from Signal Iduna Park, perhaps Goetze feels he needs to move on in order to fulfill his very obvious potential.
A number of Arsenal players are strongly linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium in January and these may help encourage the club’s seemingly miserly board invest in the youngster. The likes of Marouane Chamakh, Sebastian Squillaci and Manuel Almunia may all be on their way to a permanent exit from the North London club.