Clubs circle around Mario Gotze as World Cup winner assesses options


Clubs circle around Mario Gotze as World Cup winner assesses options

2014 World Cup winner Mario Gotze has plenty of tough decisions to make over his future, with the 28-year-old being approached by numerous clubs from across Europe.


Gotze was released by Borussia Dortmund following the expiration of his contract in June, and since then he has been looking for a new club that can restart his career after a stagnant three years or so.


The 28-year-old was diagnosed as suffering from myopathy in 2017, which coupled with his time on the bench during his time at Bayern Munich, made his second spell at Dortmund a nightmare due to injuries and complications.


Whilst West Ham United have contacted Gotze, the former German international is also being hunted by AS Roma and AS Monaco, with clubs recognising his playmaking abilities despite being sidelined with health problems for long periods of time.


However, the German has recovered from his problems and he showed signs of returning to full fitness last season, playing 21 games for Dortmund.


Gotze became a German hero in 2014 after scoring the winning goal in extra-time in the World Cup final against Argentina.


With West Ham looking for more options up front, Gotze might be a good risk to take, being versatile enough to play both as an attacking midfielder and also as a second striker.


This could be an even more intriguing idea for West Ham, given the massive amount of interest from Napoli for Pablo Fornals, and Fenerbahce for Manuel Lanzini, both playing in similar positions.