With Pep Guardiola on his way out and Carlo Ancelotti on his way in at Bayern Munich, Mario Gotze knows his future with the club may be in doubt.
Gotze hasn’t played since October with an injury, but even before he went down, the 23-year-old was struggling to find consistent minutes.
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That has led to speculation that the midfield playmaker could be looking for a new club in the future, possibly reuniting with his former boss Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Klopp gave Gotze a chance at Borussia Dortmund in 2010, as the duo won two Bundesliga titles and a German Cup while reaching the Champions League final in 2013. Gotze’s form earned him a big-money move to Bayern Munich, which at the time made him the most expensive German player in history.
Speaking to German news outlet Bild, Gotze spoke highly of Klopp and said his future is “all open.”
I know Jurgen Klopp well. I’ve worked under him. He is a very good coach, definitely.
It’s all open, how to proceed after the season. I have a contract until 2017, but of course, it is important how the new coach feels about me.
I have not really given my future much thought recently because of my injury, but everything is open as things stand. It all depends on the plans of the club and the new coach.
With a wealth of experience and still just 23-years-old, a move for Gotze would be a massive transfer for any club that could afford it. He has already won four Bundesliga titles and two German Cup trophies, and is likely to add more with Bayern this season.
Should Ancelotti come in and prefer another player over Gotze, a move to Liverpool would surely be a top option. The Reds have the money to spend and Klopp was the man who developed Gotze into a world-class talent. With his German counterpart Mesut Ozil wildly successful at Arsenal, he could fancy a move to the Premier League.
For now, just dream of a Coutinho and Gotze duo leading the Anfield attack…