Mario Gotze refused to be drawn into making more comments about any potential transfer this summer, having performed a dramatic U-turn and embarrassed himself in the process.
The 23-year-old recently committed his future to Bayern Munich and new manager Carlo Ancelotti, only for CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to question why he wanted to stay at all when he’d be spending most of the time on the bench, via ESPN.
Gotze has one year left on his contract and has not been offered an extension, and Liverpool believed the World Cup winning playmaker was ours.
The player though is determined to focus on Euro 2016 with Germany and worry about his future afterwards.
“I think enough was written and done,” he said, via the Echo.
“I’ve said everything about this. Now I’m at the Euros and don’t want to say anything about this.”
Football expert Lee Price has claimed that Gotze went as far as looking at houses around Liverpool, and that his sudden change of heart came as a huge surprise.
“Gotze was all set to go. His representatives met Liverpool before Christmas last year and talks went well,” he said.
“He looked into life in England and at places to live on Merseyside. It very much looked a sure thing.
“But now he’s had a change of heart and believes he can prove himself to incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti.”
Liverpool made Gotze a top target, and even thought Bayern don’t want him, he isn’t seemingly keen on making the switch – meaning we should turn our attentions elsewhere. Despite his ability, it doesn’t look like he fancies making Anfield his new home – when it should be considered an honour.
Sadly, our Europa League Final defeat looks like it damaged our hopes in the transfer market as well, as that loss meant we missed out on Champions League football next term, and Gotze as a result.