As the season winds down and the transfer window approaches, all eyes will be on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to see what the German boss does with a full war chest and plenty of time to build a wish list. Atop that list are his former protege Mario Gotze as well as German defender Jonas Hector. Klopp appears confident that he can land the two stars in a somewhat affordable double-swoop.
According to the Mirror, Jurgen Klopp believes he is the leader in the race for the disgruntled Bayern Munich midfielder and also thinks he can land Hector from Cologne for £12 million to rebuild his defence. Per the Telegraph, the Gotze is believed to be ‘keen’ on rejoining his former manager at Anfield, and could very well be shipped to England for £15-20 million – a massive markdown from the £30 million Bayern Munich paid for him several years ago.
Klopp gave Mario Gotze his big break at Borussia Dortmund during his tenure as manager of the Bundesliga giants. Under Klopp’s tutelage, Gotze quickly became a superstar and won the Golden Boy award in 2011.
Gotze scored the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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