Atletico Madrid have shown interest in getting the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s departing midfielder this summer, Mario Gotze, with his contract about to expire at this coming end of June.
As announced by BVB sporting director Michael Zorc last May, “We will part ways with Mario Götze this summer. It was a mutual and respectful decision. Mario is a great man.”
With mutual decision for BVB and Gotze himself in moving forward, Gotze would be available on a free transfer this summer.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and the entire club wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity in making an offer for Gotze to play in La Liga, yet the asking salary of the midfielder is estimated about €10 million a year, that’s five times Atletico’s budget willingly to spend.
The 28-year-old midfielder was linked last month with Everton, West Ham, Gladbach, and AC Milan of showing interest upon getting him aboard.
Gotze has played limited only 21 times this season with three goals and one assist, and is known for his 2014 World Cup winning goal for Germany against Argentina.
The midfielder can also play as a centre-forward in the pitch, yet has found difficulty in keeping a consistent spot as Starting XI at Dortmund and Bayern over the past few years.
Gotze connected for 35 goals and 44 assists for BVB,
and 22 goals with 17 assists from his time playing at Bayern Munich throughout the 231 games in Bundesliga he played.