According to a report in The Mirror on June 14, Newcastle United are one of five Premier League clubs interested in signing Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Gotze this summer.
The Mirror says that Germany’s 2014 World Cup hero, who scored the winning goal against Argentina in the final, is keen on a move to England after struggling for form and injury since that memorable moment in his career.
The Magpies, along with Arsenal, Leicester City, West Ham United and Everton, are all said to be keen on bringing the 26-year-old to the English top flight, and his addition would certainly be a massive coup for the Tyneside outfit.
Toon boss Rafa Benitez will be desperate to significantly strengthen his squad this summer in order to improve upon their impressive 10th-place finish last term, but they would need to break their transfer record to sign Gotze in an £18m deal, as per The Mirror.
We asked Newcastle fans to vote on our poll to say whether they thought their club could sign the Germany international, but a whopping 82% believe they have no chance.
That is perhaps not too surprising given that it would be one of the biggest signings in their history and with their lack of trust in owner Mike Ashley, and it will certainly be interesting to see if Gotze joins Arsenal or settles for a smaller club should he move to the Premier League.
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