Tottenham Hotspur fans are unsure about pursuing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze this summer, after he was linked with a move to the Premier League last week.
Football.london reported that Spurs were a number of English clubs considering a move for the 2014 World Cup winner, with the player thought to be available for around £18m in the upcoming transfer window.
Gotze was once one of the brightest talents in world football, excelling for both Borussia Dortmund and rivals Bayern Munich before scoring the winning goal for Germany in a World Cup final.
These days though his profile is less stellar and he’s struggled to become a key member of Dortmund’s starting eleven after returning from Bayern.
With talented undoubtedly there though, he is an interesting link for Spurs and could find the best of his form under a motivating manager like Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs are split on signing him, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all.
Some are definitely in favour of such a move…
£16m for gotze would be a steal and a risk worth taking https://t.co/FCnWRU0qD1
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) June 16, 2018
Spurs are apparently interested in signing Mario Gotze
He’s still only 26, would be very good option, provide depth and quality, if we build him back to fitness, 100% I’d take him
Plus he’s a proven winner with Dortmund/Bayern and scored the winner in a World Cup final#COYS
— Ben Boorman (@benspurs21) June 16, 2018
— Danny Boyle (@DanjoBoyler) June 16, 2018
Mario Gotze? That's a potentially interesting project for Pochettino to work on. Wouldn't say no. #thfc
— Sean (@Tottingham_Sean) June 15, 2018
Others though are less excited…
He’s injury prone and has a problem with weight gaining.
He’s a big name, that’s it
— W (@Deadertonghen) June 16, 2018
Can’t be trusted though due to his injuries
— Alex Benson-Wilson (@alexbw11) June 16, 2018
Won’t improve first 11, better options out there I think
— Kris (@krisCOYS) June 16, 2018
No point of buying him not even good enough for bench..wd prefr sissoko to stay ahead of signing him..!!
— jogender dhankhar (@jogidhankhar) June 17, 2018