9 Jan 2016

Stunning Transfer: Klopp keen to sign 'miracle' €50m attacker who's 'better than Messi' (allegedly)

Since Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield, he's been linked with many of the players he signed for Borussia Dortmund, so it was only a matter of time before Mario Gotze entered the fray, and new reports today claim that the World Cup-winning striker is high on Klopp's transfer wish-list.

According to The Mirror today:

"Jurgen Klopp is targeting a summer bid to take Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze to Liverpool. His contract expires in 2017 and he has yet to open talks over a new one".

German newspaper Bild further claims that Gotze will cost €50m.

Prior to losing him to Bayern Munich, Klopp brought Gotze through Dortmund's youth system and into the first team (where he helped BVB win the league), so it makes sense that he'd want to bring him to Anfield.

Bayern aren't having any of it, though. When asked today about Liverpool's alleged interest in Gotze, the club's Sporting Director, Matthias Sammer barked:

"Every day new nonsense comes along. That is all I am going to say on this".

Germany boss Joachim Low - who once suggested that Gotze is 'better than Messi' - has described the 22-year old as a 'miracle' player, and after the 2014 World Cup final, he raved:

"He [Gotze] is the wonder who can play in numerous positions. He is the decider who can come on and make a difference".

Low also once claimed that Gotze is 'better than Messi'

Some argue that Gotze hasn't really kicked on since that fabled World Cup goal, but I disagree. Gotze's states clearly show that he

* Dortmund: 31 goals/45 assists (76) in 116 games (Goal/assist every 107 minutes)
* Injuries: 7 injures/20 games misses.

* Bayern: 34 goals/22 assists (56) in 104 games (Goal/assist every 122 minutes).
* Injuries: 7 injuries/34 games missed.

As you can see, injuries have blighted Gotze's time at Bayern Munich, but he's still maintaining an excellent minutes per goals/assist ratio, which is superior to all of Liverpool's attacking midfielders.

The injuries are a concern, but if he can remain fit, then Gotze is an enticing transfer option.

€50m, though? You're having a laugh. Gotze is a very good player, but the World Cup-winning goal will only inflate his fee for so long...

Author: Jaimie K


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