Man United Boss to Make Move for German Teenager if Pursuit of Wesley Sneijder Fails

Sir Alex Ferguson keen on bringing Borussia Dortmund starlet to Old Trafford.

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Sir Alex Ferguson is once again showing interest in Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze and is ready to make an offer for the youngster if he fails to secure Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder this summer.

The Old Trafford boss is very much planning for the future and has expressed an interest in the teenage German international in the past and may try to tempt Gotze into making a move to the Premier League champions. Though the 19 year old helped his side to a Bundesliga triumph he may have been dismayed at the departure of hugely influtential midfielder Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid in May.

Man United are very much going through a period of transition having lost veterans Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar and Gary Neville in recent months and Ferguson has been looking for long term replacements to those who have retired and indeed those who may do so in the coming season or two.

With that in mind Ferguson signed David de Gea and Phil Jones and last summer brought in Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling, all these youngsters would then mould with those coming through the ranks, players like Tom Cleverley and Daniel Welbeck will expect more first team action having served their time out on loan.

Gotze is a creative midfielder who is considered one of the hottest young prospects in Europe, a player who has been linked with many of Europe’s elite and Sir Alex will want to beat the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid to the punch.

In his first full season in the Dortmund first team Gotze was a virtual ever present, notching eight goals and 11 assists from midfield and becoming a regular in the senior German national team set-up.

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