Arsenal according to various reports in the German media are leading the race to sign unsettled Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze this summer transfer window, and according to reports from Spain via Daily Star, Arsenal are reportedly lining up a £27m bid for the German international.
The German international has found life difficult at Bayern and he is expected to leave the German club this summer following his move from German side Borussia Dortmund in 2013 with the player making just 11 league appearances last season.
Reports from Daily Star via Mundo Deportivo, claims that the Gunners are leading the chase to sign the German international.
Gotze, 24, had earlier claimed that he is willing to stay at Bayen Munich and fight for his future under newItalian boss Carlo Ancelotti, but Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has now suggested that Gotze should consider a move as he’s unlikely to be a regular at the club next season. He said:
“He knows what the club thinks and what the new coach thinks. Mario has to evaluate for himself whether he wants to play constantly.” Rummenigge is quoted as saying by the Star
Report from Spain even suggested that Bayern are so desperate to sell of Gotze because of his wages, and in order to force him out of the team, it’s been reported that they are even ready to cut him out of their Uefa Champions League squad for next term.
The Sun had earlier reported that Arsenal are to table a formal £27m bid for the German attacker who not too long, helped Germany win the FIFA World cup, and I think Bayern would welcome such offer.
With Vardy rejecting Arsenal, and the move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan looking increasingly uncertain following his agent’s recent comments claiming the player is set to choose Manchester United ahead of the Gunners, it looks likely that Wenger will have to turn his attention to Gotze and I think Gotze will be a good signing for Arsenal.