Germany and Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze could be on his way to Liverpool and a reunion with former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, according to reports in the British media.
Gotze, 23, joined Bayern from Bundesliga rivals Dortmund in 2013 in a €37 million (Dh152m) deal that made him the most expensive German player in history.
However, Gotze has seen his playing time limited under Pep Guardiola this season, making just five league starts, and with his contract due to expire next summer, he could leave in a cut-price deal at the end of the current season.
The Daily Mail has reported that Gotze could leave for around £20m (Dh105m), and a reunion at Liverpool with Klopp, under whom Gotze enjoyed a highly successful spell at Dortmund, is an appealing option for the Germany international.
During their time together at Dortmund, Gotze and Klopp won successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 and reached the 2013 Uefa Champions League final.
While his future at Bayern is uncertain, Gotze’s national team manager Joachim Low recently advised the midfielder to wait for Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival before determining his future at the Bundesliga champions. Ancelotti will take over from Guardiola at the end of the season when the Spaniard leaves his post at the Allianz Arena to join Premier League club Manchester City.
A highly-rated player, Gotze is best remembered for scoring the extra-time goal that sealed the 2014 World Cup for Germany.
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