Dortmund’s Mario Gotze picks up serious injury in clash with Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen v Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze v Jan Vertonghen

Spurs fans were fuming at the end of their excellent win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night.

Goals from Heung Min Son and a brace by Harry Kane had secured a fine Champions League win for Tottenham at Wembley.

However, there was one sour note as Jan Vertonghen received his marching orders from referee Gianluca Rocchi.

Initially, it looked like Vertonghen had been handed a straight red card but this has been clarified by UEFA as two yellows.

As a result, Vertonghen misses the next Champions League game at APOEL, but will be available for two matches versus Real Madrid.

Related: UEFA clarify Jan Vertonghen’s red card in Spurs win over Dortmund.

Mario Gotze is actually injured!

Vertonghen looked far from happy with his sending off, and many Spurs fans were in agreement that he barely touched Mario Gotze.

However, Bild report on Thursday that Gotze is in fact seriously injured from his clash with Vertonghen.

After the game, Dortmund coach Peter Bosz confirmed: “He has problems with his teeth and will need to go to the dentist. That does not look so good. Not all his teeth are in the right place. It hurts when he talks about it.”

Gotze set for a dentist visit

Gotze was spotted after the Champions League game at Wembley with a swollen lip and an ice bag on his mouth.

Bild add that on arrival back in Dortmund on Thursday, Gotze will go to a dentist and will likely have plenty of work done on his teeth.

This is a blow for Gotze who has only just come back from a metabolic problem that saw him miss the second half of last season.

Borussia Dortmund face FC Cologne on Sunday evening. Their opponents are also in London today, as they prepare to face Arsenal in the Europa League.

The Jan Vertonghen v Mario Gotze incident – video

Related: Off to Real Madrid? Jorge Mendes & Mino Raiola fight to sign Spurs star

Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze opens up on his return to football

It’ll take time

Borussia Dortmund and German national team star Mario Gotze has admitted that it will take time for him to get back to 100% after his return to football.

The midfielder had to take time away from football after it was discovered that the player had a metabolic disorder.

The ‘disturbances were discovered in February and to protect his health the player decided to step away from football and returned to action during the current pre-season.

Now, the player has explained that the metabolic disturbances are ‘a part of life’ and that he is just glad to be back.

“The metabolic disturbances are now part of my life. I am happy to be back and to be able to do what I love,” he explained.

“I can’t come back after five months of rehab only to be at 100 percent out of the blue. It will definitely take time.”

Borussia Dortmund will take on Bayern in the final of the DFL-Supercup this coming Saturday and Gotze will be looking to earn himself a spot in the team.

Dortmund set to lose star player to Arsenal?

While the news on Mario Gotze is positive, there is one piece of news today that Borussia Dortmund fans will not want to see.

One of, if not their best player is being linked with a move away from the club today and Arsenal are one of the teams linked.

It is said that the Gunners have submitted a bid for the player and that a move this summer could be a possibility.

Though the initial bid has been seemingly rejected and Arsenal must come back with another bid if they want to seal a deal.

Find out who the player is here. 

Mario Gotze makes successful recovery and will return to football

Incredible

Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze will return to training having overcome a metabolic disorder that became apparent at the beginning of the year.

The German midfielder has always been at the top of the list for players destined for great things in the modern game.

Plus that with the fact he played for Bayern Munich and scored the famous goal in Germany’s 2014 World Cup win and you have a pretty big deal.

Having discovered issues over a metabolic disorder, Gotze had to step away from the game and was moderately forgotten about.

Safe to say, that will not be the case for much longer as the German looks to conquer the Bundesliga once again following his imminent return.

Posting on Instagram he explained: “During the last few months I have gone through a successful treatment and I am back on track now.”

“Tomorrow, I will start with the third stage of my recovery programme. This means I will complete the performance test and begin training with the team soon.”

Hallo zusammen, wie Ihr wisst, konnte ich aufgrund einer Stoffwechselproblematik zuletzt leider keinen Profisport ausüben. Dennoch habe ich ein sportliches und medizinisches Reha-Programm über fünf Monate absolvieren müssen. Ich bin echt auf einem sehr guten Weg. Morgen kann ich in die 3. Phase meines Reha-Programms einsteigen. Das bedeutet: Mit meinen BVB-Teamkollegen den Leistungstest zu absolvieren und dann in den nächsten Tagen ins Training einzusteigen. Ich freue mich unendlich, wieder auf dem Platz zu stehen und bald in unserem Tempel wieder Fußball spielen zu können. Ich möchte auf diesem Wege ein paar wichtige Dinge loswerden: Ich bin stolz auf meine BVB-Mitspieler und freue mich total, dass sie den DFB-Pokal wieder nach Dortmund geholt haben. Die Bilder vom Korso mit den Fans waren der Wahnsinn und erinnerten mich an meine ersten Titel mit dem BVB. Und ich gratuliere meinen Kollegen vom Nationalteam zum Gewinn des Confed Cups in Russland sowie der U21 Nationalmannschaft zum Titelgewinn. Als Fußballer bin ich stolz, Teil der Nationalmannschaft und des ganzen DFB zu sein. Außerdem wünsche ich meinem kleinen Bruder Felix bei der U19 Nationalmannschaft weiterhin viel Erfolg und drücke ihm die Daumen!!!!! Danke möchte ich auf jeden Fall noch sagen, auch wenn’s jetzt ein bisschen viel Dank wird. Es muss einfach sein: Danke Euch – meinen Fans! Ihr habt mich in den letzten Monaten extrem unterstützt. Eure Nachrichten, Mitteilungen und Genesungswünsche waren beeindruckend und motivierend. Ein dickes Dankeschön geht auch an Aki Watzke und Michael Zorc. Ihr großes Vertrauen und ihre Hilfestellung zu dieser Zeit haben mir sehr geholfen. Meinem Team, meinem Arzt und meinem Fitnesstrainer sowie allen Ärzten und beteiligten Personen gebührt ein riesiges Dankeschön von meiner Seite! Abschließend möchte ich mich bei meiner Familie und meiner frisch Verlobten @annkathrin_vida für ihre Unterstützung, Geduld und positive Energie bedanken. Ich bin sehr dankbar dafür! Ich sehe Euch alle auf dem Platz! Bis bald! Mario

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Marc Bartra to the Premier League

The Spanish defender has once again been linked to the English top flight.

A top PL club is circling the player and could well make a move before the end of the window.

Find out what club it is here. 

Liverpool eye Bundesliga star as Coutinho replacement

With reports intensifying over recent days that star man Philippe Coutinho will inevitably depart Liverpool for the Camp Nou, transfer outlet TMW have today revealed that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has identified a Borussia Dortmund star as his potential replacement.

Technically gifted

The player in question is Mario Gotze, who has previous experience of playing under Klopp during the pair’s time together at Borussia Dortmund.

Gotze, known best for his World Cup final winning goal for Germany in 2014, played by far the best football of his career under Klopp, with a failed stint at Bayern Munich having highlighted the 24-year-old’s need to feel important.

Replacement

This is not the first time that the Liverpool boss has been linked with a move for his former charge, with the German convinced that Gotze could be a success in the Premier League under the correct guidance.

Any potential move is, however, thought to be very much dependent on whether Brazilian star Coutinho does decide to depart Anfield this summer or not.

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Borussia Dortmund post good news about Mario Gotze: Out for the season

Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze battles with metabolic disturbance

As Borussia Dortmund march on in the DFB Pokal and Champions League, playmaker Mario Gotze is looking to recover from a serious lay-off.

In late February, Dortmund confirmed that the attacker has been taken out of all football activities indefinitely due to the discovery of “metabolic disturbances.”

Gotze moved to reassure fans at the time that that he’ll be back as soon as possible, and here’s hoping he will be: I’m currently undergoing treatment and will do everything in my power to be back in training and helping my team to achieve our common goals as soon as possible.”

Borussia Dortmund post “good news” on Gotze

On Wednesday, Dortmund have posted an update on Gotze and whilst the Bundesliga giants confirm he will miss the rest of the season, they point out that this us “good news”.

Dortmund: “Good news from Mario Götze (24): Borussia Dortmund’s national player has reacted positively to the first phase of his treatment.

Regarding Götze, a metabolic disease was detected in February, which made it necessary to remove the World Champion from training.

In the early summer, Götze can again begin performance-oriented workout with a positive treatment process. Currently, the midfielder is in rehab and completing an individual training program.

The overall sporting goal for the player is to be fully operational at the beginning of next season.”

“BVB also wishes Mario Götze a quick recovery on behalf of his ten million fans,” added Borussia Dortmunds CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Jack Wilshere’s classy message to sick Mario Gotze

Poor Mario Gotze

Earlier this week sad news about Mario Gotze broke.

The German attacking midfielder rejoined the Borussia Dortmund last summer, but has failed to nail down a place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven.

He’s made just 11 league appearances since re-signing, scoring 1 measly goal along the way; this wasn’t how his Dortmund return was supposed to go.

Let’s be blunt about it: Gotze’s career took a nosedive the moment he left Dortmund for Bayern in the summer of 2013.

This week Gotze’s career suffered a new low due to the discovery of a freak health problem.

Dortmund announced that the attacker has been taken out of all football activities indefinitely due to the discovery of “metabolic disturbances.”

On Wednesday it’s been further reported that Gotze has myopathy, which is a disease of muscle tissue.

Jack Wilshere & Mario Gotze

On loan at Bournemouth for the season, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has used social media this week to reach out to Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze.

Wilshere, who has suffered with his fair share of injuries during his Gunners career, posted a message of support to Gotze on his Instagram page.

The Cherries star used an image of the playmaker wearing Wilshere’s shirt accompanied by the text: “Get well soon my friend”.

Get well soon my friend @gotzemario

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Mario Götze sidelined indefinitely by Borussia Dortmund due to freak health issue

Mario Gotze’s floundering career

Mario Gotze’s career risks becoming a ‘could have been’ story.

The German attacking midfielder rejoined the Borussia Dortmund last summer, but has failed to nail down a place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven.

He’s made just 11 league appearances since re-signing, scoring 1 measly goal along the way; this wasn’t how his Dortmund return was supposed to go.

Let’s be blunt about it: Gotze’s career took a nosedive the moment he left Dortmund for Bayern in the summer of 2013.

At the time, he was regarded as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, but he made little or no impression at Bayern, and was forced to return whence he came.

Sidelined due to metabolic disturbance

And his career has now hit a new unfortunate stumbling block due to the discovery of a freak health problem.

Dortmund announced today that the attacker has been taken out of all football activities indefinitely due to the discovery of ‘metabolic disturbances.’

Gotze has moved to reassure fans that he’ll be back asap, and here’s hoping he will be:

“I’m currently undergoing treatment and will do everything in my power to be back in training and helping my team to achieve our common goals as soon as possible.’

(Via Borussia Dortmund website)

Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze gives depressing forecast on his career [Bild]

Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze.
Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze.
Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze.

Gotze’s development

Mario Gotze believes he has developed into a different type of player since breaking into Borussia Dortmund first team in 2009.

The Germany international feels he will never again be the player he was when he first rose to prominence as youngster at BVB.

The 24-year-old’s early performances for Dortmund earned himself a transfer to Bayern Munich in 2013.

However, after an underwhelming spell with the Bundesliga champions, Gotze returned to Signal Iduna Park in the summer.

Since returning, Gotze hasn’t quite been able to recapture the form that saw him catch the eye in the early stages of his career and this is something the player feels will never happen.

“I will never be the old Mario Gotze again”

Gotze feels that he has developed into a different player now and that he will never be the same again.

“Should I get back to playing like the 18-year-old Mario Gotze again?,” Gotze asked when speaking with Bild (via FourFourTwo).

“I have played almost 60 games for Germany since, have enjoyed six years of success at Bayern and Dortmund and won five Bundesliga titles. Those are the facts.”

“Every player develops over time, as does every team and every opponent. I will never be the old Mario Gotze again.”

Gotze then added that he is still enjoying his football at the moment and is working really hard in training to better himself on the pitch.

“In football, it’s the here and now that really matters and I am feeling really well at the national team and Dortmund. I am able to put in my best performances again more and more. I am giving my all every day and every training session.” Gotze added.

“Every chapter in life helps you move forward. I learned a lot in Munich. I played with world-class players, matured and learned from any setbacks.” 

Gotze has netted once in 11 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund this term.

Bromance: A happy Marco Reus welcomes Mario Gotze back to Dortmund on Twitter

Marco Reus and Mario Gotze
Marco Reus and Mario Gotze
Marco Reus and Mario Gotze

Gotze returns to Borussia Dortmund

Having ditched Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich in 2013, German international Mario Gotze today completed his move back to the Signal Iduna Park.

The 24-year-old World Cup final goalscorer took to Facebook earlier today to tell his fans that he would never have made the decision to join Bayern in retrospect.

Having formed a formidable relationship with Marco Reus at BVB as a teenager, Gotze managed only 11 Bundesliga starts last season in Bayern colours.

Marco Reus welcomes his friend back

Mario Gotze certainly burnt some bridges when he left Dortmund for their arch rivals in 2013 but his bromance with club legend Marco Reus is seemingly still in tact.

The 27-year-old winger, who has stayed in Dortmund whilst everyone else moved on, took to Twitter to welcome back his former teammate.

The return of Gotzeus is upon us. Will they be deadly enough to help bring Bundesliga glory back to Dortmund?

Mario Gotze celebrates move from Bayern back to Borussia Dortmund [Facebook]

Mario Gotze’s BVB return

After all the paper talk suggesting German World Cup winner Mario Gotze could move to the Premier League this summer, the 24-year-old has now left Bayern Munich but he;s remained in the Bundesliga.

Gotze has returned to Borussia Dortmund, after he left the Signal Iduna Park in 2013 to join the Bavarians.

It’s fair to say Gotze’s time at the Allianz Arena didn’t go to plan.

The attacking midfielder never forced his way into Pep Guardiola’s first team, and it’s become clear in recent weeks that Carlo Ancelotti wasn’t keen in the player either.

Gotze celebrates move on Facebook

Following confirmation of the deal, Gotze turned to social media to post his reaction to his transfer.

Not all Dortmund fans have been happy with stories of Gotze’s return, and it’s clear the player wanted to pacify any haters on Thursday.

He’s tried to explain why he switched to Bayern in the first place in the hope of currying favour from any Dortmund detractors.

See a translation of Gotze’s post below.

Mario Gotze's BVB return
Mario Gotze’s BVB return

Done Deal: Mario Gotze returns to Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund confirm Mario Gotze signing
Borussia Dortmund confirm Mario Gotze signing
Borussia Dortmund confirm Mario Gotze signing

Gotze returns to Borussia Dortmund

Not all Borussia Dortmund fans will be delighted about this, but Mario Gotze has returned to the club after an unsuccessful spell at Bayern Munich.

Gotze has for some time been linked with a move away from Bayern and was urged to leave the club with just one year left on his contract.

The German World Cup winner was linked with English clubs Liverpool and Tottenham but appears keen to go back to where he spent the most successful spell of his club career.

Regrets… I’ve had a few

Gotze’s comments on re-joining Borussia Dortmund are very intriguing and somewhat sad for the player himself who clearly regrets the move to Bayern.

He said: “When I moved from #BVB to #FCBayern in 2013, it was a conscious decision I’ll not hide behind today. Three years on, I look at my decision with different eyes. I understand fans couldn’t understand. I wouldn’t do it again today either. When I return home, I want to try to convince everyone, especially those who don’t welcome me with open arms, with my performances.”

On the coming seasons, Gotze said: “My aim is to play my best football again. For all of us: the club & the Dortmund fans.”

Gotze signs on until 2020

Dortmund confirmed that Gotze would sign a four-year deal until 2020.

And, after being part of Germany’s Euro 2016 squad, he would join up for training with Dortmund in early August.

Dortmund once again excelled on social media with a cracking GIF to announce the Gotze signing, see below.

Borussia Dortmund agree terms with Bayern for Mario Gotze [Süddeutsche Zeitung]

Mario Gotze to BVB
Mario Gotze to BVB
Mario Gotze to BVB

Mario Gotze to BVB is done

Leading German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung are reporting that Mario Gotze’s career at Bayern Munich is over.

The Bavarians have agreed terms with Borussia Dortmund for Gotze’s return to the Signal Iduna Park.

The transfer fee is €23 million, while the confirmation of the deal will happen this week.

In a sign of how badly the German World Cup winner wanted to get out of the Allianz Arena, Gotze, who earns €12 million a season at Bayern, is lowering is wages to €8 million a year at Dortmund. That’s a significant pay cut.

Süddeutsche Zeitung believe that comments from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in an interview on Saturday, where he said he would strongly advise Gotze to change clubs immediately, helped push the parties to an agreement.

Gotze’s time at Bayern

Bayern lured Gotze away from Dortmund in 2013 but the move simply hasn’t worked out.

He was never a favourite for Pep Guardiola and it’s been clear for a while that he isn’t set to feature much in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans either.

He’s now getting his wish to return to BVB, where he made a name for himself under Jurgen Klopp.

Dortmund pay Bayern €28m for Mario Gotze, attacker signs five-year deal [Bild]

Mario Gotze vs Northern Ireland, June 2016
Mario Gotze vs Northern Ireland, June 2016
Mario Gotze vs Northern Ireland, June 2016

Gotze returns

Borussia Dortmund are close to announcing that a deal has been done for Mario Gotze, Bild report. They’re paying Bayern Munich €28 million for the attacker and he’s agreed to sign a five-year contract with his former club. The prodigal son returns.

Bayern lured him away from Dortmund in 2013 but the move simply hasn’t worked out.

Gotze was never a favourite for Pep Guardiola and didn’t feature in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans either.

There was no shortage of escape routes. Spurs and Liverpool, managed by his old boss Jurgen Klopp, were interested. However, the chance to return to his former safe haven and right some wrongs was too good to turn down.

Decent crisis

Having only turned 24 last month, Gotze’s best years are presumably still ahead of him. Before switching to the Allianz Arena, he was being called Germany’s Lionel Messi. While the last three years have been largely fruitless, Gotze did manage to score the winning goal in a World Cup final. As crises go, it’s not that bad. He’ll slot into the position previously occupied by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Borussia Dortmund & Spurs fight for Mario Götze (Football Daily video)

Borussia Dortmund & Spurs fight for Mario Götze (Football Daily video)
Borussia Dortmund & Spurs fight for Mario Götze (Football Daily video)

Mario Gotze heading to Borussia Dortmund

Over recent days, the German press have been insisting that Mario Gotze has a choice of his next club between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham.

Having struggled for playing time at Bayern Munich in recent seasons, Gotze has a stark choice on his hands.

Return to his former club Borussia Dortmund, where the fans still feel betrayed by his move to Bayern, or try his luck for a relatively big club in England, with a squad full of young talent.

On Thursday, reliable German newspaper confirmed that Gotze would be heading back to Borussia Dortmund.

Would have been an “excellent signing” for Tottenham

Football Daily have discussed Gotze’s potential move to Spurs and seem enthused by the idea.

They point out how Tottenham are reliant on Christian Eriksen for creativity in the middle of the park and that the German playmaker would provide serious squad depth for the Premier League and Champions League.

FD also explain why Bayern Munich want rid of Mario Gotze, with so many high quality options available to new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Bad news for Tottenham fans in the Mario Gotze race [Bild]

Will Tottenham sign Mario Gotze?
Will Tottenham sign Mario Gotze?
Will Tottenham sign Mario Gotze?

Tottenham & Mario Gotze

It’s already been a pretty good week for Spurs.

After several weeks of speculation, Tottenham have boosted their striking options significantly, buying one of the hottest fresh-faced attackers in Europe: Dutch forward Vincent Janssen.

Yet, while Janssen is secured, it’s beginning to feel like a certainty that Mario Gotze will slip out of their grasps this off-season.

Bild deliver the bad news

Gotze’s future was again up for discussion in Bild on Thursday in an article focusing on the changing times at Borussia Dortmund.

For a while now, it’s been understood that the 24-year-old will likely leave Bayern Munich this summer, while Spurs had been named as a possible destination for the German World Cup winner.

However today Bild believe it’s a certainty that Gotze will return to former employers BVB instead.

Bild say the deal with “absolutely” go ahead, while Gotze could be back at Borussia Dortmund in “the next few days”.

Rumour: Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum may join Spurs, not Mario Gotze

Georginio Wijnaldum & Mario Gotze
Georginio Wijnaldum & Mario Gotze
Georginio Wijnaldum & Mario Gotze

Georginio Wijnaldum & Mario Gotze

The transfer window is starting to get very busy for Tottenham.

Vincent Janssen should complete his move to White Hart Lane any day now, while in the past few days Spurs have been linked with attacking midfielders.

Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze has been linked with Spurs, while on Monday the rumours are Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum may join Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Gotze is expensive, Wijnaldum’s price tag

According to the Mirror, Tottenham are likley to miss out on Gotze as the German World Cup winner is deemed too expensive.

Moreover, the tabloid tells their readers:

Mirror Sport understands Gotze is expected to opt for a move back to Dortmund to revive his career over a switch to the Premier League.

Also on Monday, the Newcastle Chronicle have an update on Dutch midfielder Gini Wijnaldum.

It’s reported that Newcastle want £30 million for the player, while it’s also announced:

[Newcastle] believe that Spurs are the closest to striking a deal because they can offer players in part-exchange. Tottenham fringe men Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard are not named in the report, but they’re understood to be among the players who would be offered at White Hart Lane.

Good news for Spurs as Liverpool drop out the Mario Gotze race [Echo]

Liverpool Mario Gotze race
Liverpool Mario Gotze race
Liverpool Mario Gotze race

Liverpool drop out the Mario Gotze race

The Liverpool Echo have dropped a significant piece of news on Sunday afternoon claiming that Liverpool’s pursuit of Bayern Munich’s attacking midfielder Mario Gotze is over.

That’s not because the player has rejected the Reds, rather that Jurgen Klopp has made the decision he doesn’t want to reunite with the former Borussia Dortmund star.

Will that prove to be a mistake by Klopp?

The Echo further reports that claims Gotze was at Liverpool before Euro 2016 are wrong:

Liverpool made contact with Gotze’s representatives prior to the start of the European Championship but the ECHO understands that reports about the player paying a visit to Melwood are wide of the mark.

Will Gotze go to Spurs?

With Liverpool out of the race, Tottenham’s chances of signing Gotze have been boosted.

On Sunday, Bild confirmed that Gotze has two clubs to decide between: his former side Borussia Dortmund or Tottenham.

Jürgen Gotze, Mario’s father, has met with representatives from Tottenham at least twice during Euro 2016 and a decision from the player is due very soon.

The lure of regular playing time and Champions League football at White Hart Lane is a big draw for Gotze, who left Dortmund under a cloud, when Bayern Munich activated his release clause.

Mario Gotze’s father met with Tottenham twice during Euro 2016 [Bild]

Mario Gotze's father met twice with Tottenham
Mario Gotze's father met twice with Tottenham
Mario Gotze’s father met twice with Tottenham

Dortmund or Tottenham for Mario Gotze?

On Saturday, Bild dropped the bombshell that Mario Gotze will in fact be leaving Bayern Munich this summer.

Gotze had been heavily linked with re-uniting with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool earlier this summer, but then signalled his intent to see out the final year of his contract at Bayern Munich.

On Saturday, leading German newspaper Bild gave their chances of Gotze joining Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool or even Arsenal.

Spurs met with Gotze’s father

On Sunday, Bild confirm that Gotze has two clubs to decide between: his former side Borussia Dortmund or Tottenham.

Jürgen Gotze, Mario’s father, met with representatives from Tottenham at least twice during Euro 2016 and a decision from the player is due very soon.

The lure of regular playing time and Champions League football at White Hart Lane is a big draw for Gotze, who left Dortmund under a cloud, when Bayern Munich activated his release clause.

“The most important decision of his career”

Bild describe Gotze’s upcoming decision as “the most important of his career.”

They also explain that Gotze’s announcement that he would stay at Bayern this coming season was a tactical decision to ensure all transfer gossip came to a stop during Euro 2016.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have not given up hope of signing Gotze but have an alternative in Andre Schurrle of Wolfsburg, if they don’t re-sign their former star.

Reading between the lines in Bild, it looks like Tottenham are in pole position to sign Gotze, with no mention of Liverpool or Arsenal.

Arsenal & Liverpool’s chances of signing Mario Gotze rated by Bild

Mario Gotze Arsenal Liverpool
Mario Gotze Arsenal Liverpool

The chase for Mario Gotze

Saturday is beginning and ending in Bild with updates on the future of Mario Gotze.

The breaking news in the tabloid first thing in the morning was the announcement that the 24-year-old German World Cup winner had decided to leave Bayern Munich this summer.

It had been thought that Gotze would remain at the Allianz Arena with the introduction of new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

However, Bild revealed that he’s decided to leave Bayern this summer, while they disclosed that Tottenham had begun talks with Gotze’s representatives.

On Saturday night, however, the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool are being linked with the attacking midfielder too.

Bild’s ratings on where will Gotze go

Four clubs are listed as suitors by Bild: Borussia Dortmund, Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool.

The German paper believes Tottenham have the least chance of signing Gotze, offering the Lillywhites a 65% of closing the deal.

Just above Spurs in the pecking order are Arsenal, who have a 70% chance of landing Gotze. Moreover, the article stresses how Arsene Wenger is a fan of the player.

The second favourites to sign the German international are Liverpool. The Reds reportedly have a 75% chance of getting the deal done, while Bild announce that the player got together with Jurgen Klopp before Euro 2016 began, and at that point Gotze rejected Liverpool’s advances.

Finally, Borussia Dortmund, Gotze’s old club, are listed as having an 80% chance of sealing the signing.

Mario Gotze tells Bayern he’s off, Tottenham in talks with German World Cup winner [Bild]

Mario Gotze & Bayern Munich
Mario Gotze & Bayern Munich

Mario Gotze & Bayern Munich

Huge news on Saturday morning.

According to leading German tabloid Bild, Mario Gotze has informed Bayern Munich that he has no intention of remaining at the club for the 2016-17 season.

Indeed, the report states that Gotze has also made his feelings known to his Bayern team mates during Euro 2016.

What’s clear from the Bild article is that Gotze is determined to leave the Allianz Arena this summer.

It’s a dramatic change of circumstances for Gotze, who stated earlier in the summer that he planned to remain at Bayern after Carlo Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola in the dugout.

So where will Gotze go?

Bild offer two options.

The first is a return to Borussia Dortmund, however Bild believe that BVB have little appetite to make that happen.

The second option – which is clearly of huge Premier League interest – is that Gotze may move to Tottenham.

It’s revealed that Spurs have been in talks with Gotze’s representatives and, with Spurs being in the Champions League next term, it seems that the player is open to a White Hart Lane move.

Spurs fans will clearly be over the moon with the prospect of 24-year-old Gotze moving to their club.

But will it happen? We’ll have to wait and see.

Mario Gotze linked to Gunners as Bayern plot to freeze him out of action (Arsenal Fan TV Video)

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Mario Gotze to be frozen out of Bayern

A report first circulated by German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung a couple of days ago, is beginning to get some traction today

According to the report, Mario Gotze’s career at the Allianz Arena is back in a state of flux as it’s been claimed the Bavarians plan to freeze the German international out of their Champions League plans for the 2016-17 season.

Süddeutsche Zeitung detailed how Gotze is on at least 12 million euros a season, and Bayern would love to cut him from the wage bill.

Moreover, the paper claim that Gotze has become a “political issue” in Munich.

Could he move to Arsenal?

Arsenal Fan TV have heard about the Gotze rumours, claiming that Arsenal could now swoop in for the 24-year-old.

Gotze had previously been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer.

Taking a step back, it’s unclear how true the stories of friction between Bayern and Gotze are, as the player has previously stated his intention to remain at the club in the 2016-17 season.

Watch the Arsenal Fan TV analysis below.

Mario Gotze & Thomas Muller earn Germany a 2-0 win over Hungary (Videos)

Germany return to winning ways

After their 3-1 defeat to Slovakia, World Champions Germany returned to winning ways on Saturday in a Euro 2016 warm up match against Hungary.

The Germans are one of the favourites for this summer’s tournament in France, while they take on Northern Ireland, Poland and Ukraine in Group C.

Mario Gotze & Thomas Muller hit the target

Playing at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Jogi Low’s side made the breakthrough in the 39th minute through Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze, who converted into the near post after an attack build down the left hand side.

Germany wrapped up the win midway through the second period when Thomas Muller was in the right place at the right time to slide the ball into the net, after Mario Gomez had gone close with a header which the keeper saved.

Fail: Mario Gotze has mare on Twitter after Marco Reus dropped from Germany squad

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Gotze Reus Twitter Fail Germany

Bad day for Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus was the shock omission as Joachim Loew confirmed Germany’s 23 man squad for this summer’s European championships in France.

Having missed the 2014 World Cup through injury, Jogi Low today told press: “He (Reus) has massive health problems. He can only walk straight.”

Gotze f***s up on social media

The sad news came on Marco Reus’s 27th birthday and former Borussia Dortmund teammate Mario Gotze had to backtrack on a tweet he had sent earlier.

Bayern Munich’s 23-year-old attacking midfielder deleted a tweet (below) which said he “can’t wait for our next tournament together”.

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It gets worse for Gotze

After deleting the above tweet, Mario Gotze seeked to make amends by tweeting Marco Reus a sweet message.

The World Cup final match-winner wished Reus happy birthday again and wrote that “we are really sad” and that “it hurts me“.

However, Mario Gotze tagged the wrong person on Twitter. Check it out below. Not a good day for the Bayern Munich midfielder on social media.

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Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge urges Mario Gotze to leave amid Liverpool interest

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Mario Gotze to leave Bayern?

A new twist in the Mario Gotze transfer saga took place last night.

Liverpool had given up hope on signing the Bayern Munich midfielder after he sacked his agent and confirmed he would be a Bayern player next season on Facebook.

His previous agent had been pushing for a move to Liverpool and Mario Gotze’s decision to sack him appeared to end Liverpool hopes of signing the World Cup winner.

New manager Carlo Ancelotti had seemingly convinced the 23-year-old to stick around despite starting only 11 Bundesliga games in the 15/16 campaign.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge gives Liverpool hope

Despite the recent updates, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge last night gave an interview in which he urged Mario Gotze to reconsider his decision.

“We made everything clear to Mario,” he said to Kicker. “He knows what the club thinks and he knows what the future coach thinks.”

Rummenigge indicated that Gotze will see limited playing time if he decides to stay in Munich.

He said: “Mario has to consider for himself whether he wants to constantly get minutes.”

Redmen TV try to convince themselves Mario Gotze could still join Liverpool from Bayern (Video)

For the last few months, paper reports in Germany and England had been linking Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze with a possible move to Liverpool this summer, however on Monday those stories seemed to go stone cold.

According to Bild, the future of German World Cup winner Mario Gotze will be at Bayern Munich.

The Sun err again

On Sunday, The Sun reported that Liverpool will likely sign Gotze from Bayern this week, as Jurgen Klopp rebuilds for season 2016-17.

The Sun suggested that Liverpool would pay 20 million pounds for Gotze, which in today’s inflated transfer market would be a good fee for a German international.

Moreover, the story sounded credible, as Gotze had struggled to lock down a first team spot at the Allianz Arena, while Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp got the attacking midfielder to play the best football of his career at Borussia Dortmund.

Bild put the kibosh on the deal

On Monday, however, Bild have pulled the rug out of the proposed deal.

Rather than move to Anfield, Gotze has decided to continue at Bayern next season.

The Bavarians will have a new manager in 2016-17 with the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti to the club.

Redmen TV react

In their daily update on all the big Liverpool stories in the papers, the Redmen TV have tried to keep a flicker of light alive that Gotze could still turn up on Merseyside.

They suggest that Gotze’s commitments to Bayern could just be that the player “doesn’t want to position himself as a bad egg”.

Watch the video below.

Bad news for Liverpool as Mario Gotze’s Bayern future becomes much clearer [Bild]

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This is news Liverpool fans won’t enjoy hearing.

According to Bild on Monday, the future of German World Cup winner Mario Gotze will be at Bayern Munich.

The Sun err again

On Sunday, The Sun reported that Liverpool will likely sign Gotze from Bayern this week, as Jurgen Klopp rebuilds for season 2016-17.

The Sun suggested that Liverpool would pay 20 million pounds for Gotze, which in today’s inflated transfer market would be a good fee for a German international.

Moreover, the story sounded credible, as Gotze had struggled to lock down a first team spot at the Allianz Arena, while Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp got the attacking midfielder to play the best football of his career at Borussia Dortmund.

Bild put the kibosh on the deal

On Monday, however, Bild have pulled the rug out of the proposed deal.

Rather than move to Anfield, Gotze has decided to continue at Bayern next season.

The Bavarians will have a new manager in 2016-17 with the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti to the club.

Gotze’s quotes

Crucially, Bild today carry quotes from Gotze on his future. He’s said:

I look forward to new season in Munich. I’ll do everything to be in top shape during Ancelotti’s first training session.

Of course, it’s still possible that Gotze could leave Bayern, however this now feels to be a far more remote possibility.

Bayern, of course, will be in the Champions League again next season, while Liverpool have failed to qualify for any European competition next term.

Liverpool tipped to sign Germany World Cup winner Mario Gotze this week [Sun]

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Gotze to join up with Jurgen Klopp again

Liverpool fans will not like the source of this news too much, but will surely be chuffed about the imminent signing of a player that could lift them to challenge for a Top Four position in the Premier League.

On Sunday, The Sun report that Liverpool will likely sign Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich this week, as Jurgen Klopp rebuilds for season 2016/2017.

Liverpool have already agreed a deal for Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius to challenge Simon Mignolet.

20 million pounds for Gotze

The Sun suggest that Liverpool will pay 20 million pounds for Gotze, which in today’s inflated transfer market would be a good fee for a German international.

Gotze, who scored the winning goal for Germany in the last World Cup final, has failed to cement a regular starting spot at Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola.

Reports of late suggest that incoming Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti is not that keen for Gotze to stay at the club with so many options available in attacking midfield positions.

Klopp reunited with Gotze again

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp got Mario Gotze to play the best football of his career at Borussia Dortmund.

Certainly a band of three attackers in Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Gotze behind Daniel Sturridge, has every chance of pushing Liverpool up the Premier League table next season, with no European football next season.

Gotze was not part of the Bayern Munich squad that won the DFB Pokal last night – he missed out due to a broken rib but is expected to be fit for Euro 2016.

Roberto Firmino talks about Mario Gotze joining Liverpool [Bild]

Roberto Firmino talks to Bild

Bild have scored an exclusive interview with Liverpool’s Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino on Monday.

The big takeaway from the article were quotes from Firmino calling for Mario Gotze to swap the Allianz Arena for Anfield.

The former Hoffenheim star was directly asked for his opinion on Gotze leaving Bayern Munich to join up with Jurgen Klopp, and he answered as follows:

I know Gotze well from my time in Germany, when I played with Hoffenheim against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern.

He has incredible qualities in attack.

He would fit in well with us, and he will surely help us with his class also.

Also see: Franz Beckenbauer tells Mario Gotze to join Liverpool [Sky Germany]

So Gotze is joining the Reds?

Right now it’s impossible to draw that conclusion, but the fact that Firmino was willing to talk openly about the German World Cup winner will surely only boost supporters’ hopes that a deal could be done.

At the same time that speculation is rife about Gotze’s next move, Kicker has also announced that Liverpool have agreed terms with Mainz keeper Loris Karius.

Franz Beckenbauer tells Mario Gotze to join Liverpool [Sky Germany]

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Gozte’s at a crossing point

Once again you can’t avoid having Mario Gotze and Liverpool appear in the same sentence.

The papers have been talking up the possibility that the German World Cup winner could leave Bayern Munich to join the Reds this summer.

Gotze has struggled to force his way into the first team at Bayern, and, with one season left on his contract, this summer could be the perfect time for the parties to split ways.

Beckenbauer gives his advice

The topic of Gotze’s future was brought up on Sky Germany on Saturday, and Franz Beckenbauer, who obviously has deep links with Bayern, offered his pearls of wisdom to the midfielder:

I would, in his place, go to a place where I feel comfortable.

I have the impression that Mario has not felt right in Munich and also has not been understood, so that he could show his full potential.

I would in his place go where I am comfortable and follow in the footsteps of Jurgen Klopp (to Liverpool).

Also see: Chelsea trying to hijack Liverpool’s move for £35m Mario Gotze after tip-off from Ancelotti [Sun]

Chelsea trying to hijack Liverpool’s move for £35m Mario Gotze after tip-off from Ancelotti [SUN]

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Chelsea are looking to hijack Liverpool’s move for Mario Gotze, according to the Sun.

Liverpool have been reportedly planning a summer move for the German World Cup winner for some time now, and given that Jurgen Klopp used to manage him at Borussia Dortmund, the Reds would appear to have a huge advantage over any other suitors.

Having signed for Bayern in the summer of 2013, Gotze has never managed to fully establish himself as a regular first team starter; indeed he’s been relegated tot the role of expensive benchwarmer under Pep Guardiola.

And with incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti believed to have informed Gotze that he’ll be surplus to requirements next season, a move to the Premier League looks very plausible.

But Liverpool will now face competition from Chelsea: according to the Sun, new Blues boss Antonio Conte approves of a move for the 35m pound-rated attacker, after being personally offered by good friend Ancelotti.