Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has suggested his club will do all they can to re-sign Mario Gotze this summer, having sold him to Bayern Munich back in 2013.
The Echo report that Liverpool’s interest is genuine due to Jurgen Klopp’s relationship with the 23-year-old from their time at the Westfalenstadion, but that BVB now pose a realistic threat in the pursuit of his transfer.
“If he’s on the market, it’s clear if we discuss about him,” Watzke told a conference.
“The door is always open for every player who comes from Dortmund.”
Last month Dortmund fans held up a large banner which read ‘p*ss off Gotze’, due to the circumstances in which he left the club. The move was infamously announced before the Champions League Final which BVB and Bayern were taking part in, much to the dismay of supporters.
But Watzke thinks this will be forgotten.
“If he returns we have to talk with the fans and he has to explain how he left for Bayern,” he continued.
“But I don’t think that they won’t give him a second chance.”
The news is disappointing for Liverpool fans so desperate to see us sign the World Cup winner come the end of the season.
Hopefully the banners will be enough to put Gotze off a return, and the lure of Klopp will be too much for him to ignore.
Signing Gotze would inject further class into a final third which already includes Coutinho’s genius, Daniel Sturridge’s finishing and Roberto Firmino’s movement.