His winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final made Mario Götze a hero, but the low that followed was long. But now the clubs are fighting back for the now 30-year-old. And Eintracht Frankfurt makes the race. According to media reports, the move back to the Bundesliga is imminent.
World Cup hero Mario Götze is about to return to the Bundesliga - and Eintracht Frankfurt is facing a real transfer coup. The 30-year-old has already largely reached an agreement with the Bundesliga soccer team, reported Sport1. According to "Kicker", the talks between the Hessians and the 2014 world champion are at least at an advanced stage.
According to this, the Frankfurt Götze could trigger four million euros from his contract with PSV Eindhoven, which runs until mid-2024. Eintracht trainer Oliver Glasner has already exchanged views with Götze, the "Bild" newspaper reported. According to Sport1, he is no longer expected to start training this Monday in Eindhoven.
Götze left the Bundesliga after his appearances for Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich in 2020. The winning goalscorer of the 2014 World Cup final blossomed again in Eindhoven. In 77 competitive games he scored 18 goals and prepared another 18. That made him interesting for other clubs. Benfica Lisbon and Inter Miami are also said to be interested in the midfielder. Moving to Lisbon, he would have followed his last coach, Roger Schmidt, who played a big part in his recovery. The change back to the Bundesliga still has to be approved by the Eintracht supervisory board, it said.
According to the "kicker", the signing of striker Lucas Alario from Bayer Leverkusen is also in the offing in Frankfurt. The Europa League winner basically agrees with the 29-year-old. There are still alleged differences with the Leverkusen team about the amount of the transfer fee. A completion of the transfer is therefore expected in the coming days.
Argentinian midfielder Nicolas Castro is also set to come to Frankfurt. The 21-year-old currently plays for Newell's Old Boys in his home country. A million transfer fee would also be due for him.