Bayern Munich Agree To Sign Mario Götze From Borussia Dortmund

Chris Wright

23rd, April 2013


By Chris Wright

It’s safe to presume that Mario Götze was a name on many-a prospective summer shopping list, but he won’t be joining the likes of Arsenal (Gooners can but dream) any time soon as the news has just broken that the Borussia Dortmund forward will join Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich as soon as the window slams open.

The fee? It’s reported to be £31.5 million. That’s a whole lotta clams.

Bayern released the following press statement just minutes ago:

“FCB confirms that the club has agreed terms with 20-year-old Germany international Mario Götze for the player to join FCB on 1 July 2013.

“FCB is prepared to activate the contractual release clause agreed between Borussia Dortmund and Mario Götze.

“Out of consideration for the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Dortmund and Real Madrid on Wednesday 24 April, FCB had intended to wait until after the match before communicating this to BVB.”

So much for that then, eh Bayern? And way to refer to yourselves in the third person there.

When canvassed for his reaction to the deal, Götze just had this to say…


So, there we are, Bayern just keep on hoovering up all this young talent and getting stronger and stronger all the while. It really is apt to refer to them as a “powerhouse” these days.

There are rumours that either one of both of the club’s egomaniacal wingers, Fronk Ribery and Arjen Robben, may be moving on in the summer to facilitate Götze’s arrival, but no word of any potential suitors – Premier League-based or otherwise.

Any thoughts Pies fans?

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  1. porcelain sandwich says:

    And all a few days after Uli Hoeness claimed that the Bundesliga wasn’t becoming a monopoly. When you start buying your main rivals’ star players for 37 million euros, it might be a monopoly, Uli.

  2. Kaiser says:

    Maybe Klopp’s prediction might come true after all, that the Bundesliga might just become like the SPL and be a one horse race. Two interesting facets to this news.

    1. The timing of this news release. BVB fans certainly won’t appreciate this coming in at an important time of their Champs Lge campaign. Why not wait until after the season is over to announce?

    2. Will Lewandowski be following Gotze to Allianz Arena?

  3. AT says:

    Can you imagine if Gotze scored the winner against Bayern in the Champs League Final! #awkward

  4. Manolo Garnix says:

    Not that big of a surprise. For a player of his kind there are more or less 4-5 teams that could interest him. Two spanish teams, United and maybe Chelsea, and Bayern. Being german it’s probably not the worst decision to go to an more than ever ambitious world class team.
    And no offence, but Arsenal or City aren’t big enough(yet?).

  5. Grinder says:

    In fact Gotze had a buyout clause .
    So if anyone wanted to use it, it had to be till end of April…

  6. Ha! says:

    What is with men plucking & shaping their eyebrows these days? I’m all for a little grooming, but honestly, he’s in tranny territory (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

  7. tipo 00 says:

    top picture looks like he’s using an invisible jetpack

  8. Mr Sensible says:

    Still cheaper than Andy Carroll, I’ve never really understood this whole mark up price on buying home grown players when Bayern have just bought arguably the best home grown player for a very reasonable price from their biggest rivals (I know there was a release fee clause).

    It’s crazy/stupid that a player like Bale (who is incredibly good) is supposedly valued anywhere between £40-60m when Goetze is arguably better, has achieved more, has more years ahead of him and plays for a better team.

    Just wish United try and trigger either Reus or Gundogan’s release clauses, both absolute bargains.

  9. SZY says:

    Mr Sensible: +1 on that one. I thought the signing of Kagawa would open up the gates for Bundesliga players to sail overseas, but they’re yet to come. (Yes Holtby I know).

    Also, I havent heard anything about english sides being interested in Hummels, surprising. Especially United, sure Rio Vidic Evans and Jones have performed in some ways amazingly the second half of the season but what a key man Mats would be. I mean, the future captain of the german side.

    Also, it’s not surprising at all that Bayern lets this story out now, since what happened with Hoennes, suddenly the whole world press talks about Götze instead of this old man cheating with taxes.

  10. Nuno says:

    @SZY, I believe Dortmund released a statement earlier saying Goetze had agreed terms with Bayern. Only then Bayern released this note, saying they were waiting until after Dortmund’s game to make this press release.

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