Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the re-signing of Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich.
Gotze rejoins his boyhood club on a four-year deal after three difficult seasons at the Allianz Arena, in which he won a trio of Bundesliga titles but struggled for form and regular football.
New Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti has allowed Germany’s 2014 World Cup hero to leave as he entered the final 12 months of his contract. Munich confirmed the move on their official English Twitter.
OFFICIAL | @MarioGoetze has completed a move to Borussia Dortmund.
All the best, Mario! pic.twitter.com/YTGlXamROR
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 21, 2016
According to The Express, both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur had been interested in bringing the 24-year-old winger to the Premier League, and allegedly could have got him for a snip!
Sky Sports reports that Dortmund have paid €22m (£18.3m) to reacquire Gotze’s services, which appears to be a bargain in comparison to some of the money having been thrown at players this summer.
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