According to a report published by The Mirror, Arsenal are supposedly monitoring the availability of Borussia Dortmund’s midfield craftsman Mario Gotze, who scored the pivotal goal against Argentina to gift Germany the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Following his famed heroics on the international stage, Gotze was regarded as one of the modern game’s most effective and desired protagonists in the final third, but having been struck down with a performance-hampering metabolic disease amongst other notable injuries, the 26-year-old’s glittering recognition has since taken a substantial beating.
Gotze left BVB in the summer of 2013 to join Bundesliga superpower FC Bayern Munich, although the weight of expectation strangulated his development at the Bavarian club, so the ingenious playmaker subsequently returned to his formative stomping ground, the Signal Iduna Park, in 2016.
But, as the adaptable composer is allegedly eyeing a switch to the Premier League to reignite his thwarted club career, it’s believed that the Gunners could land his hindered services for as little as £18m, a figure which is undoubtedly a shallow scoop by today’s grossly inflated standards in the transfer market.
With 32 appearances for Dortmund last term, Gotze was evidently a trusted member of Peter Stoger’s formidable contingent, although his record in front of the target was not as prolific as it had been in previous years – just 2 goals on all fronts – and the privilege of gracing Germany’s 2018 World Cup set-up evaded the burdened offensive midfielder, despite his telling, triumphant influence in the last tournament.
The north-Londoners will ultimately have to fend off a gaggle of English counterparts if they’re to snag his signature, however, as it’s arisen that Liverpool, Everton, West Ham United, Leicester City and Newcastle United are all said to be active admirers of his once exalted expertise on the turf.
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