After making the shock move from ️Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich for £37m, the 23 year old Germany international has been struggling to replicate his old, prodigious self.
The young exciting player, who had all eyes pierced at him from on-lookers and observers, failed to live up to that expectation at his new home. And recent rumors have linked him with moves to Juventus and Arsenal.
Struggles at Bayern
After scoring the whole important winner in the final of the 2014 World Cup against Argentina, few have thought that Götze’s season would turn out as bad as it did. He managed to score 15 goals in 48 appearances for Bayern Munich in all competitions last season, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Even though it may not seem a bad figure for an attacking midfielder, his form in the big games was below par.
He was also benched by his manager Pep Guardiola, even when players like Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery were injured. The most notable of such instances was him watching from the sidelines when his team bowed out of the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona. This raised the question of whether he was a part of Guardiola’s future plans for the squad.
Not only that, but he also came under a lot of criticism by the media and the fans because of his poor performances.
The signing of Douglas Costa
Another factor that poses a threat to Götze’s future at Bayern is the acquisition of Douglas Costa from Shaktar Dontesk. The versatile player is considered to be a long term replacement for the aging and injury prone Frank Ribery and it seems that the Brazilian is the most likely of the two to get the nod in the starting line up.
So the news of Götze being linked with different clubs doesn’t come as a surprise as he might be open for a fresh start. Juventus, who have lost their star man Arturo Vidal to Bayern, are leading the race to secure the service of the youngster.
Other than that he is also gaining interest from the English Premier League, with Arsenal being the most likely destination despite having many options in that position.
Written by Brook Genene
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