Munich (dpa) – After numerous speculations about Mario Götze’s future, the spectacular variant of the free football star’s return to FC Bayern has now been discussed.
As the “Sport Bild” reports, Munich board members Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidzic are believed to “reject this idea so far”. After moving from Borussia Dortmund in 2013 to 2016, Götze played for the German record champion. He did not make the big break under coach Pep Guardiola. After four more years at BVB, the 28-year-old is currently without a contract.
The winner of the 2014 World Cup final and the former assistant coach of the German national team, current Bayern coach Hansi Flick, have known each other for a long time. Both would have already called. It is not known to what extent Flick aimed at Götze with his recently expressed wish for further reinforcement. “I don’t know every phone call. The topic has not yet been discussed in the supervisory board,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said at the “Bild100 Sport” event in Frankfurt.
“It will be that we get one or the other player,” Flick said last. Following the departure of Thiago and the return of three loan players Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Perisisc and Alvaro Odriozola to their clubs, FC Bayern needs more additions for the grueling season. According to Hainer, a backup for the right-back position is at the top of the priority list.
A return from Götze to Bayern would be risky as a spare role could cause unrest. For the 63-time national player, however, speaks that he is available for free in financially challenging times of the Corona. Flick, among whom retired national players like Thomas Müller and Jérôme Boateng found their way back into top form, could certainly help Götze sportingly.
Götze, who recently changed advisers, recently made cautious comments about his future. There has been speculation about his future employer for quite some time: AS Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen, Hertha BSC, FC Valencia and Bayern’s Supercup opponents FC Sevilla have been named.