Liverpool’s proposed move for Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze “could well happen in the summer”, according to Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein.
The Reds have been aligned with a shock raid for the World Cup-winning playmaker today, as Jurgen Klopp looks to add a genuine star to his Anfield ranks.
Although an ambitious transfer given Gotze is currently playing for one of the best clubs on the planet, he has a close relationship with the Kop tactician, who oversaw his rise to become one of the best ‘No.10s’ in modern football while the pair were at Dortmund.
And Honigstein – a well-know football journalist who is well connected in Germany – has taken to Twitter to claim that the 23-year-old moving to Liverpool is not an entirely far-fetched idea.
He tweeted: “Gotze is certainly injured enough for LFC. Unlikely to come back before February. But seriously: could well happen in the summer.”
Götze is certainly injured enough for LFC. Unlikely to come back before February. But seriously: could well happen in the summer
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) January 8, 2016
Honigstein’s injury joke makes reference to Klopp’s swelling fitness worries at Liverpool, with Jordon Ibe’s hamstring injury having left the head coach with THIRTEEN first-team absentees.
Gotze himself is seen as one of German football’s finest talents, but he has struggled to cement himself as a key man at Bayern since his controversial move from BVB to the Bavarians in 2013.