Everton are interested in launching a surprising bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze, according to Sky Sports.
Mario Gotze made a big name for himself early in his career and was considered one of the brightest talents in Europe a few years ago.
Unfortunately his career has been blighted by injury but he will always be fondly remembered for scoring the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final for Germany.
The 26-year-old moved from Borrussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich in 2013, only to move back to his former club in 2016.
Last season the attacking midfielder made 19 starts in the Bundesliga, scoring two goals and assisting three.
According to the report, Dortmund are keen to recoup most of the £22million they paid to bring him back to the Signal Iduna Park, and many clubs are interested in the player.
If Everton were to pull this off, it would surely be one of the shocks of the summer.
With Sky reporting that Arsenal, West Ham, Marseille and Valencia in for the World Cup winner, Everton would have to do something special to convince Gotze to head to Merseyside.
Even if they did, they would be spending a lot of money on a player who hasn’t quite lived up to the promise he showed early in his career.
He has had little game time in the past few years having spent a lot of time nursing injuries, and Marco Silva would be better off spending his money elsewhere on areas that need investment.
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