Mario Gotze is keen for his former Borussia Dortmund teammate, Marco Reus, to join him at Bayern Munich. The 22-year-old made the controversial decision to leave Dortmund for Bayern in the summer of 2013 - and admits he would love to see his international colleague make the same move in the near future.
Reus - who has also been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Real Madrid - is widely considered one of the Bundesliga's best attacking wingers, having made a useful habit of scoring plenty of goals and providing many assists over the past few seasons.
Gotze would be 'happy' to see Reus join Bayern
Gotze admits it would make him "happy" to see his fellow Germany international leave Signal Iduna Park for the Allianz Arena, but accepts it would be the toughest decision of his career should he choose to leave his current employers for Germany's richest and most successful club.
"I get along really great with Marco," Gotze told German newspaper Bild. "That's his decision, he must know himself. But I would be really happy if he would come here."
"That's his decision, he must know himself. But I would be really happy if he would come here." Gotze on Reus.
Gotze doesn't regret Bayern Munich decision
Gotze rejected the opportunity to become a Borussia Dortmund hero by accepting Bayern Munich's offer in 2013. But despite the problems that came with his surprise £31.5 million transfer, the World Cup winner - who scored the winning goal for Germany against Argentina in the final - is convinced he made the right decision.
"It's my life, it's my decision," Gotze added. "I get advice, but the final decision about my life is one I always take alone. I have long agonised about it. It was a very, very important decision for me.
"I'm 22-years-old. I cannot do everything right, I need to have the scope to make errors. This is normal, as in real life."
Klopp determined to keep Reus
Bayern Munich's decision to announce the Gotze deal on the eve of Dortmund's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid sparked dismay from Jurgen Klopp, who was understandably devastated to lose one of his best players to such a close rival. A year later he lost star striker Robert Lewandowski to the same club.
Klopp would rather sell Reus to an overseas club, rather than lose another player to Bayern Munich, but does not need to sell the 25-year-old just yet. Reus is contracted to Dortmund until 2017, meaning BVB are under no obligation to cash-in at this moment in time.
However, Dortmund have endured a dreadful start to the 2014-15 campaign, having lost five of their opening eight Bundesliga matches. Klopp's side currently find themselves in 14th position, and unless their fortunes change, it's possible that Dortmund's best players - like £28 million-rated Reus - will begin to consider their options earlier than expected.