It was revealed later this week Inter had a strong interest in signing Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Götze and could return with another bid to sign the German player this January.
According to Ruhr Nachrichten, a daily German newspaper and a very reliable source of information, Inter Milan expressed a strong interest in signing Borussia Dortmund’s attacking midfielder Mario Götze in the final days of the transfer window. Following the news of Ruhr Nachrichten, it was also Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport who confirmed Inter Milan made a move this summer for Götze and are very likely to return with another offer this January when Mario Götze could join Inter for a significantly lower fee or even on a free transfer.
Mario Götze, who started off his football career in SC Rosberg youth academy in 1995, moved to Hombrucher SV Youth in 1998 where he remained for three years. That was when he got spotted by Borussia Dortmund scouts, who managed to sign the young talent on a free transfer when he was barely nine years of age. Continuing his career in Dortmund Youth Academy, Mario Götze needed six years to be eligible to play for Dortmund’s U17 squad, who did not hesitate to bring him into the squad as soon as he was old enough to wear the U17 jersey. Showing immense talent, Mario Götze had no hard time climbing the ranks in Borussia Dortmund and in summer of 2010, when Götze was 18-year-old, he finally got called into the senior team.
In his first year at Borussia Dortmund senior team, Götze appeared in 41 fixtures for his club, scored eight goals and added 16 assists. Showing huge potential in years that followed, Mario Götze emerged as one of the best strikers in the world and not surprisingly got approached by Bayern Munich in 2013, who managed to sign him for €37 million. Götze remained at Bayern for three seasons, helping the Bavarians win three German league titles, two German Cups, and a UEFA Supercup. In 2016, however, Götze re-joined Borussia Dortmund where he remained up to date.
As it stands now, Götze has less than nine months left on his contract with his current club, and while the BVB boss is keen on extending the contract with him, it was reported Götze would have to agree on a pay cut on his current salary. Salary and a possible extension of the contract still remains an unresolved topic of discussion between Götze and BVB, and if the two parties fail to meet a mutual agreement by January, Götze would be given an opportunity to discuss terms with other clubs, who would want to sign him. That is where we can expect Inter Milan to step in. The 18-times Serie A champions have already expressed their desire to sign the 27-year-olf striker this summer, but the talks ended with no avail. That being said, Inter will continue to keep an eye on Götze who, as it seems could become a free agent in the winter transfer window, giving Antonio Conte an excellent opportunity to convince the German striker to join Inter.
Mario Götze, who was BVB’s first-choice striker last season appeared in only one out of Borussia Dortmund’s three Bundesliga fixtures, clearly indication he will play second fiddle to Paco Alcacer upfront. Götze will surely want to get his shot at proving himself to his childhood club in the fixtures that follow, and while there will be many opportunities for him to do so, the current situation suggests, Götze could find himself at the exit doors of his club in four months’ time. If that day comes, there will surely be many clubs lining up to sign the German striker, yet, if speculations are correct, it will be Inter Milan, who will be first in line with a contract offer in their hands.