They also claimed that Liverpool were in contact with the Bundesliga champions about a potential summer deal, and today, Kicker have backed up the claims in SZ Sport but added that Bayern will sell for a fee between €20m and €25m – which translates as £15m-£19m – an outrageous bargain.
The fee is so low because Gotze’s contract expires in 2017, and the Bavarians realise this will be their last chance to recoup some of the £31m (via BBC Sport) they spent on the playmaker back in 2013.
When you consider what kind of player that money gets you in the Premier League nowadays, acquiring a 23-year-old World Cup winner with talent and potential to burn is an absolute no-brainer.
SZ Sport’s report yesterday said Jurgen Klopp was desperate to reunite with the attacking midfielder he developed so brilliantly at Dortmund, and the induction of Gotze to our already talent-filled final third is a mouthwatering prospect.
Signing Gotze, especially for such a low price, would be an outrageous coup for Liverpool this summer, and shows the draw of Klopp.