Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are all interested in signing Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze this summer.
The 26-year-old burst onto the scene as a teenager under the then Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, quickly establishing himself as one of the World’s top young players due to his electric pace and creative instincts.
After winning successive Bundesliga titles at the Westfalenstadion he would then controversially move to Bayern Munich, where he continued to enjoy domestic success. Gotze’s career reached it’s pinnacle in 2014 when he came off the bench to score the winning goal for Germany against Argentina in the World Cup final in Brazil.
However, his form began to tail off and Bayern eventually decided to sell him back to Dortmund in 2016. Then in 2017 he was forced to take a break from football due to health issues, with the talented attacker later being diagnosed with a metabolic disorder.
He has returned to full fitness this season though and although it was not enough to force his way back into the Germany squad for the World Cup, there have been plenty of signs that the one time golden boy of German football is starting to play his way back to top form.
The German talked up the possibility of working with Jurgen Klopp again in a recent interview, prompting potential talk of a move to Liverpool.
If Gotze does to move to England and can rediscover the form of his early career, Premier League fans could be in for a treat as at his best he is a truly world class performer.