Arsenal Eye €41.5m Deal For World Cup Star – Too Good To Be True?

By on May 14, 2015

Some interesting reports have been circulating over the past 24 hours suggesting that Arsenal are eyeing a move for Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze this summer.

We tried to sign the 22-year-old when he left Borussia Dortmund two years ago but missed out as he opted to join Bayern instead.

However, things haven’t been going so smoothly for the attacker this season as he’s struggled for form and has fallen out-of-favour with Pep Guardiola.

It’s led to intense speculation suggesting he’ll be on the move this summer and former German international Dietmar Hamann claims that Bayern will almost certainly look to cash-in at the end of the season.

“Mario Gotze is badly out of form and Bayern Munich are highly likely to sell him.

“He’s not happy at the club, and the club aren’t happy with him. When that’s the case it’s better all round to have a parting of the ways.

“Bayern will want to get back roughly what they paid for Gotze but whether anyone is willing to cop a £30m fee is another matter.” Hamann said.

Reports in the papers suggest that Arsenal are among the clubs who are keen on signing the German international – who scored the winner in last summers World Cup final – but we’ll supposedly face competition from Manchester United and Chelsea.

If Gotze is made available this summer then I hope we make every effort to bring him to the Emirates as he’d be a sensational signing. Things haven’t quite gone to plan at the Allianz but if Arsene can get him back to his best then we’d have an excellent addition.

However, despite Hamann’s claims, I’d be hugely surprised if Bayern did agree to sell. He’s a German hero, still young and has plenty of time to regain his form, so I think this is one transfer story that’s sounds a little too good to be true.

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