Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze is of interest to Arsenal and Manchester City, but may elect to stay in the Bundesliga.
The agent of Mario Gotze says that despite interest from Manchester City and Arsenal, his client is happy to stay with last season’s Bundesliga champions.
“Mario feels good at Borussia and he does not intend to consider proposals from other clubs,” Volker Struth is quoted on InsideFutbol.
“He will still stay for another year, at least.”
As ever in football, there is a fine balancing act in place between club and player, and the fact that Gotze has a release clause of £30 million could clinch a deal either way this summer.
If Dortmund decide they would rather have the money for Gotze to strengthen the team elsewhere, they would be in a fine position to do so with plenty of cash at their disposal. On the other hand, should they wish to keep the playmaker, it seems he would be quite content to stay at Signal Iduna Park.
Gotze’s talent is undeniable, and it’s clear that he is a player who makes things happen.
This season the 20 year-old has scored ten goals and provided nine assists in just 22 Bundesliga starts, while in the UEFA Champions League he has proved that he is capable of performing against the very best in football, scoring two and assisting four times in his nine appearances.
Despite his young age, his body strength and low centre of gravity would make him a likely quick adapter to the more physical Premier League.
Arsenal and Manchester City just have to convince him to move there.