Mario Gotze will still sign for Liverpool this summer, despite the fact we lost to Sevilla in the Europa League Final and can no longer offer the Bayern Munich playmaker the lure of Champions League football.
That’s according to trusted source Chris Bascombe in the Telegraph, who claims Jurgen Klopp is convinced deal is secure, with Gotze wanting to work under his mentor again.
Gotze left Klopp in 2013 to sign for Bayern from Borussia Dortmund, but things haven’t entirely worked out for the German World Cup winner, and the incoming manager at his current club Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t want him.
This paves the way for a transfer to Liverpool, which for many fans, would sooth the pain of the Basel second-half capitulation.
With no club football for a few months, supporters’ attention will switch between Euro 2016 and the transfer market – and there’s been no names linked with the pedigree of Gotze.
Champions League football would obviously have been beneficial, but the attacker is only 23 and two of the apparently interested parties – Manchester United and Chelsea – can’t offer it to him either.
As well as Gotze, deals for Joel Matip and Marko Grujic are signed and sealed, while Loris Karius and Piotr Zielinski are seemingly on their way too (via Daily Star).