Sky Sports have claimed that midfielder Mario Gotze’s future at Bayern Munich could be in doubt after club’s sporting director Matthias Sammer claimed that Bundesliga champions will soon hold talks with the World Cup winner.
Various media outlets recently claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to reunite with Gotze at Anfield. When asked about links to Liverpool, Gotze made it clear that he won’t be leaving Bayern this month, but at the same time failed to rule out a summer move away from the club.
He also expressed his annoyance at the lack of playing opportunities at Bayern this season. The 23-year-old has managed to start just three league games in Bundesliga this season.
“I can rule out a move to Liverpool this winter,” he said. “I don’t know where the rumours about Klopp and me are coming from. I have not heard anything. You should ask Klopp if he wants me at Liverpool. If he wants me, he should approach me.”
“I have six nice months ahead of me. It is always annoying when you cannot play and cannot help the team. It is only normal that you think about things like that. But you have to look at the positives and build on those.”
And now Sammer has accepted that club plans to hold discussions with the player, who only has 18 months left on his contract. He is hopeful that the board will be able to persuade the player to pledge his future to the club.
Sammer said: “I said it was madness when there were rumours about a transfer in January, whereas Mario was talking about the end of the season.
“Mario’s comments were an indication that we will have to sit down at some point in the coming months and discuss his situation. That is only logical. I cannot see anything negative about what Mario said. He has put a few things up for discussion. We will clarify everything in the second half of the season. A lot of things will have been resolved by then.”