What do we think of this transfer news, Gunners…?
According to the Daily Express, we’re considering a summer move for Mario Gotze, who is not happy in Germany with Bayern Munich, says former Liverpool ace Dietmar Hamann.
The 22-year-old playmaker bagged the winner in the World Cup final last summer, but despite his 15 goals in all competitions this term, under Pep Guardiola, he’s still not an automatic starter.
Hamann told Goal.com: “Mario Gotze is badly out of form and Bayern Munich are highly likely to sell him.
“He’s not happy at the club, and the club aren’t happy with him. When that’s the case it’s better all round to have a parting of the ways.
“Bayern will want to get back roughly what they paid for Gotze but whether anyone is willing to cop a £30m fee is another matter.”
Gotze’s talent is simply undeniable. He’s technically superb, can beat defenders, and has the vision and passing ability to set players through on goal.
As a result, he thrives in the no.10 spot, but in Mesut Ozil – we already have the player that Gotze could potentially turn into if he maximises his potential.
There’s no way we’d suggest Ozil needs replacing, and believe that if we’re going to spend £30m on a player this summer, that it shouldn’t go towards a creative midfielder – with the likes of Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey all capable of playing in advanced central positions.
Instead – we need competition for Francis Coquelin at the base of midfield, and a world-class striker to compete with/replace Olivier Giroud.
We’d take this rumour with a pinch of salt.