In the summer, Bayern Munich added German wonder-kid Mario Gotze to their already potent attack.
Gotze was a Borussia Dortmund youth academy product, and spent four years at the club in the senior team. He completed the league and domestic cup double in 2012, leading Dortmund to a record 81 points in a Bundesliga season.
In his final season at Dortmund, Gotze formed a lethal partnership with teammate Marco Reus. He finished the season with 16 goals and 13 assists.
In addition to his favored role as a number 10, Gotze is capable of playing as either a left or right winger and also as a False nine. Heis considered to be an up-and-coming player, possessing high speed, excellent technical and dribbling skill, and play-making capabilities.
On 23 April 2013, it was announced that Gotze was moving on 1 July 2013 to rivals Bayern Munich after they had triggered Gotze's release clause of €37m. This triggered a feeling of betrayal and unrest among the Dortmund faithful.
But Gotze is already a Pep Guardiola favourite, and possesses tremendous potential. He fits in delightfully in Bayern's 4-1-4-1 formation, as he can play on either flank and also as a False nine. He is only 21 years of age, and has already played for his country 26 times, scoring six goals.
If utilised efficiently, Mario Gotze can become one of the best players in the world. He is plying his trade with the best football club in the world, and Pep Guardiola is the right man to harness his talents and ensure that the young German reaches great heights.
One can be sure that he will delight football fans all around the world with his beautiful style of play, and establish himself as a superstar.
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