West Ham United will be alerted by the latest news surrounding recent transfer target Mario Gotze, as his current club Borussia Dortmund revealed that he will not be signing a new contract.
It was reported back in April by various media outlets including The Sun that the Hammers were looking into potentially signing the German attacking midfielder, as were fellow Premier League side Everton. With Sky Sports finding out at the weekend that the player, whose contract expires this summer, will not be signing an extension, now is the time for the interested clubs to make a move and he could be a good signing on a free.
Would Gotze be a good signing?
The 27 year-old has achieved a lot in his career, including five Bundesliga titles, one FIFA Club World Cup, four German Cups and a World Cup with Germany, per Transfermarkt. He has managed 45 goals and 61 assists in 235 appearances for Dortmund, however he has recently not been at his best, which highlights why the club will not be renewing his contract.
That said, signing him could still be a masterstroke for the Hammers, as a new club could be what he needs to reignite the quality we all know he has. Indeed, this is a player who scored the winning goal in a World Cup final (BBC Sport).
There is a reason he has won so much at such a young age for both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dormund as well as Germany, and the fact he will be on a free means that they will only have to pay his wages, so if they can negotiate a good wage structure then it will be a good risk to take.
With players like Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko and possibly even Felipe Anderson being allowed to leave, the Irons will need some players to strengthen their squad, and Gotze could fit the bill perfectly. At 27-years-old too, he surely still has some good years left in him.
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