North London club earmark Germany midfielder to help turn around club’s fortunes.
SOURCE: The Sunday Mail
Arsenal will attempt to bring to an end their eight-year search for a trophy by signing Borussia Dortmund midfield star Mario Gotze at the end of the season.
Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger has a reported £70 million war chest at his disposal this summer with which to rebuild the North London club, and a new midfield creator in the centre of the park is believed to be the Frenchman’s number one priority.
Twenty-year-old Gotze has been one of the undoubted stars of the Bundesliga for Dortmund this season, playing 41 matches in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s outfit, scoring an impressive 16 times as well as contributing 19 assists in the process as the German giants have made a surprise run all the way to the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League.
Gotze is contracted to the Ruhr Valley side until 2016 and has a reported buy-out clause in that deal worth £30m.
Given his pedigree already in his young career, if Arsenal are at all serious about bringing to an end eight years of hurt next season, then that is arguably a small amount to pay for success.