21 Jul 2016

Done Deal: 'Extraordinary' attacker who texted Klopp agrees £21m transfer. 4-year deal. Liverpool's loss?

Over the last few months, Liverpool have been regularly linked with a move for 'extraordinary' German attacker Mario Gotze, and after a seemingly endless run of transfer rumours, the Gotze saga is finally over.

According to The Guardian:

"Dortmund have re-signed Mario Götze from Bayern Munich on a four-year deal for £21.7m".

Reacting to the deal, Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke enthused:

“I’m personally really pleased that Mario has decided to return to BVB. I had always hoped when he left here in 2013 that one day he would come back.”

With Klopp now at Anfield, it's a little ironic that Gotze (seemingly) rejected Liverpool for Dortmund, especially given his close personal relationship with LFC's boss.

Indeed, in March, Gotze confirmed that he and Klopp are in regular text contact, but despite Klopp's fabled ability to attract players, he couldn't persuade Gotze to sign for Liverpool.

I was against the Gotze deal due to the oft-quoted £37m transfer fee, but £21m is a great price for an experienced world cup winning German international, and if Liverpool had nabbed Gotze for that price, I'm sure many Reds fans would've approved.

Instead, Liverpool appear to be on the verge of shelling out £25m+ on Giorgino Wijnaldum. Who got the best deal: Dortmund or LFC?



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