Mario Gotze has hinted his long-term future may be away from Borussia Dortmund with Manchester United one of his preferred choices.
The 20-year-old is one of the hottest properties in German football and scored his fifth international goal for Germany in their 4-1 victory over Kazakhstan on Tuesday night. Gotze has been in impeccable form since returning from a January 2012 hip injury. With a rare combination of pace, creativity, and technical skill, the young winger has been attracting attention from Europe’s top clubs
The youngster has enjoyed another excellent season with Dortmund despite the fact that they are some distance behind champions-elect Bayern Munich and has netted 8 goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances.
Although happy in his present surroundings at the moment, the talented schemer is clearly keen on a move abroad in the future. He did sign a long-term contract with Dortmund last year, but seeing Shinji Kagawa leave for Manchester last year might persuade him to leave.
“Clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are attractive, and playing in another top league would shape me and help me develop as a player,” he said.
“But I’m not thinking that far ahead at the moment. I’m happy in Germany and am delighted with the way things are going. Anything else is still a long way off.”
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