Arsenal have reignited their interest in Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze. The London club plan on invoking the £30 million buyout clause engraved in his contract with the German outfit.
Mario Gotze is one of the hottest young transfer prospects in the football market. A number of clubs have approached Borussia Dortmund with large bids for the attacking midfielder over the past two years.
Manchester United fought hard to acquire his services in order to end their midfield crisis, but they couldn’t agree upon the transfer fee set by Borussia Dortmund. A number of other clubs including Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus also attempted to sign in Mario Gotze last summer.
Arsenal tabled a £32 million bid for Mario Gotze in the summer of 2011, but their offer was snubbed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tried to sign him again this summer, however, the asking price was too much as Mario Gotze had already inked an extension contract with Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old Germany international has been in spectacular form for Borussia Dortmund this season. The young midfielder has scored five goals in 11 appearances in Bundesliga.
Mario Gotze’s phenomenal performances against Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax were the reason behind Borussia Dortmund’s top place finish in the Group of Death in Champions League.
Mario Gotze’s new contract with Borussia Dortmund runs till 2016, however, insiders have revealed that has not been a massive increase in his buyout clause. Banking on this information, Arsenal will restart their transfer campaign for Mario Gotze this fall.
Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing the young midfielder to Arsenal. Unfortunately, Mario Gotze doesn’t share his sentiments. The German football prodigy has declared that he is in no hurry to leave Borussia Dortmund.
Arsene Wenger believes he will be able to convince Mario Gotze into playing by his side at Arsenal next term. The Frenchman, who is in the process of rebuilding a new team, made three major signings during the summer transfer window.
However, the promise of quality football alone won’t attract Mario Gotze to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger has to compete for silverware in order to lure in the German star.