Liverpool and Tottenham target Gotze ‘agrees to re-join Dortmund’

Date published: Friday 15th July 2016 3:48

Mario Gotze: No Liverpool interest anymore

Mario Gotze: Set to return to Borussia Dortmund

Mario Gotze is set to end his Bayern Munich nightmare and return to Borussia Dortmund, after finding his opportunities limited at the Allianz Arena.

Liverpool and Tottenham had been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old, with Jurgen Klopp keen to link up with his former player once again.

Gotze emerged through the ranks at Dortmund under Klopp and scored 31 goals and supplied 44 assists in 116 matches before transferring to Bayern in 2013.

Gotze joined Bayern for £30m three years ago but has never been able to establish himself in the starting line-up and endured a difficult 2015-16 campaign, missing six months due to injury problems.

According to German newspaper Bild, a deal for Gotze has been struck to take their former starlet back to the Westfalenstadion.

Christian Falk, the football editor of German publication Bild, has claimed that Dortmund will pay £23.3million to sign Gotze this summer.

Falk announced on his personal Twitter account that Gotze has agreed a five-year contract with his former club that runs until 2021 and added that the deal was “done”.

The World Cup winner was initially reluctant to leave Bayern and stated earlier this summer that he was looking forward to working with new boss Carlo Ancelotti.

However the German international only had one year left on his contract and was told he doesn’t fit in the club’s future plans moving forward.

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