The apparent target of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid, Mario Gotze, has been quoted as suggesting he is “content” at current Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund but that his future is uncertain.
The 19 year old is already held in high regard by some of the world’s best clubs and it is believed Arsenal and Liverpool have already made enquiries for the Germany international whilst Manchester United have looked to offer a first refusal deal to put them ahead of the queue.
Real Madrid have also recently come onto the scene and with Gotze’s international team mates, Sami Khedira and Mersut Ozil already in the Spanish capital, it could be deemed possible that the youngster may wish to join up with them at club level too.
“I am very content where I am, but you never know what will happen, Sahin also came from this club’s youth system, and now? He plays at Santiago Bernabeu. Playing with Ozil and Khedira for Germany is a dream for me because they are Real Madrid players. It is quite special to play with them.”
The comment made is one that is probably feared by most club manager and fans, “you never know what will happen” has been quoted by so many players in the past, only for them to head to a new club the moment a transfer window opens. Although it is very unlikely, perhaps impossible, that Gotze will join a new club in January he shall be one of the most speculated players come next summer.
Although Gotze’s agent has recently claimed that he doubts the youngster will move from Dortmund prior to 2014, the summer of 2012 will be a stern test of the young man’s resolve with not only the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United chasing his signature, but also his Nation’s hopes that he will help bring the European Championship home for them.
With more and more clubs rumoured to be interested in signing Gotze, his value as a player will only gather pace which may ultimately culminate in only a few side being able to afford his signature.