Mario Götze is set to leave Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer this summer, and two Bundesliga are interested in his signature.
Mario Götze has only been used as a fringe player this season, and has been limited to just 19 appearances in all competitions so far. He has been on the pitch for a total of just 596 minutes, with his last start coming all the way back before the winter break. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, his time at Borussia Dortmund is coming to an end.
According to Ruhr Nachrichten, negotiations on a new contract have been stopped for months, and it has been decided that the 27 year old will leave on a free transfer this summer. Götze, who is currently one of Borussia Dortmund’s best paid players with an annual salary of 10 million euros, was offered to take a pay cut to stay earlier in the season.
At the moment, Hertha Berlin and another unnamed Bundesliga club are interested in signing the 2010 World Cup winner on a free transfer.
Michael Zorc said earlier this week that he expects an “unpleasant” summer amid the coronavirus crisis. Activities on all possible transfers at the club have been put on hold for now.
In addition to Götze, Mahmoud Dahoud (under contract until 2022) will also be allowed to leave the club this summer. RN also say that the likes of Tobias Raschl, Leonardo Balerdi and Mateu Morey could be sent out on loan. Veteran right-back Lukasz Piszczek could be in line for a new contract after his impressive performances since the turn of the year.