Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal may have been alerted by Bayern Munich ace Mario Gotze’s recent comments regarding his future.
As reported by the Metro, the Red Devils have had a long-standing interest in the German international, who is valued at £49.6m, according to the British tabloid.
Therefore, United will likely be monitoring his situation closely over the next few weeks.
Gotze has failed to have the desired impact at the Allianz Arena following his move from Dortmund, and he doesn’t seem to have settled entirely under Pep Guardiola since the Spaniard’s arrival.
That has ultimately led to tension growing between the pair, with the World Cup winner suggesting that it could be an issue that forces him to reconsider his options ahead of the new campaign.
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The talented youngster scored the winning goal in the World Cup final just last summer.
Judging by his recent comments, it is evident that a reserved role in Bavaria will not be enough to keep Gotze happy.
“The last two years at Bayern have not been easy,” Gotze said, as reported by The Express.
“We’ll see what happens. We’ll see if the coach [Pep Guardiola] will talk to me more often.”
Gotze was given just six minutes on the ptich in his side’s loss in the German Super Cup to Wolfsburg last weekend, and naturally that will be a cause for concern for the 23-year-old.
If Guardiola is unwilling to give him a more prominent role his starting line-up, then Gotze could well decide that a move to Old Trafford is an appealing opportunity which will allow him to get his career back on track.
Particularly with Euro 2016 next summer, the German ace must see first-team football as vitally important for his chances of making the squad.
The Express also report that Arsenal are also on “red alert” following Gotze’s latest public statement.
However, it is hard to see just how he would fit into a Gunners side that already includes the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere – all of whom can play in the German’s favourite position.
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