Mario Gotze claims that he had talks this summer about returning to Bayern Munich after the release of Borussia Dortmund … with the PSV star from Eindhoven revealing that Hansi Flick ‘still appreciated me’ and ‘could bring me back’
- Mario Gotze is finding his feet again after joining PSV Eindhoven in the summer
- The German has three goals and four assists for the challengers of the Dutch title
- Gotze’s distrust was announced by Borussia Dortmund earlier this year
- Gotze claims he was given the opportunity to join Bayern Munich this summer
Mario Gotze claims he was offered the opportunity to move to Bayern Munich for this season before sealing a free transfer to PSV Eindhoven earlier this year.
German playmaker Borussia Dortmund was released last summer after a fight for fitness and form in the Bundesliga and joined Eindhoven in October where he impressed.
The 28-year-old has three goals and four assists in 13 matches in all competitions for the Dutch side, which is at the level of points with Ajax at the top of the country.
Mario Gotze (right) claims that this summer he was given the opportunity to return to Bayern Munich
Gotze (above) was released by Borussia Dortmund this summer and joined PSV in the Netherlands
But Gotze claims his club career could have taken a different turn earlier this year, and the German World Cup claimed he was talking to Bayern about returning to the club.
Gotze told the German newspaper Bild: ‘In the summer we talked openly about my future, about Bayern’s plans. They said they valued me as a person and a player and that they could bring me back to Bayern.
‘Hansi (Flick) has a tight schedule at Bayern like I do at PSV. He is a great coach. It’s impressive to take over the team in the middle of the season and bring them to high tones. ‘
Gotze started his career well in the Netherlands with three goals and four assists this season
Gotze first left Dortmund back in 2013 to join Bayern on a free transfer, but did not have the best spells with the Bundesliga giant.
The striker starred in the Allianz Arena during the first two seasons in Bavaria, but in the third campaign there he fell out of favor under Pep Guardiola, playing only 14 times in the league.
That form caused him to return to Dortmund where he spent the last four seasons before the current one. His overall record for the Rurh-land club is 45 goals in 219 appearances in all competitions.
But Gotze claims last season’s failure of Lucie Favre is hard to pass and although he couldn’t rule out a return to Germany in the future, the 28-year-old claimed to be happy in Dutch PSV title challenger.
Gotze fell out of favor after achieving the final winner of the 2014 World Cup for Germany
‘You can recognize that pretty easily from my playing time. There were two in January. It is now nine, and on the way to 10.
‘On the one hand, because I play almost every game. And on the other hand, because we are doing very well in every competition. This combination gives me a really good feeling.
‘I don’t want to rule out a return to the Bundesliga. Both options are conceivable to me. But now I’m in Eindhoven and I’m totally focused on our goals. ‘