Various Premier League clubs have been linked to Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze over the past 18 months, including Arsenal.
The Gunners reportedly bid £25m for the Germany international last season, while other clubs have been alerted of the release clause in the player’s contract - which means he will be available for £30m.
This news has alerted a number of the best clubs in Europe, and they are looking to try to lure Gotze to their club.
These are the strengths of the player and we will look at what he would bring to the Premier League and his new employers.
Gotze is a dynamic player who plays behind the striker and in the wide areas. His link-up play with Robert Lewandowski has been brilliant, and this has allowed him to notch up a number of assists and goals. He has also troubled the defenders across Europe with his pace and trickery and has created a lot of key passes in the final third. Along with his pace and strength he is also deceptively strong for a player with a little frame.
Arsenal have been interested in the player for a number of years and Arsene Wenger is an admirer of Gotze's talents. The Gunners have been cautious in their transfer dealing in the last few years but, with cash available, they are not only looking to break the bank for Gotze but they are also looking to change the wage structure of the club to attract the player.
Manchester United are also believed to be keen on the playmaker. The club has been looking to change their play from the more conventional wide players to players that suit the 4-2-3-1 system. The player will be ideal for the club, while his former team-mate Shinji Kagawa could help him settle in.
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