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Mario Götze reveals talks with Bayern Munich last summer

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This former Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund player admitted to holding negotiations with Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window

Dutch Eredivisie”PSV Eindhoven v VVV-Venlo” Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images

The scorer of the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, Mario Götze moved to PSV Eindhoven last summer after his contract at Borussia Dortmund expired. The former Bayern Munich player was linked with a move to the record champions, but ultimately the move never materialized.

In a recent interview with Sport Bild, Götze discussed talks he held with Bayern Munich last transfer window. During his final months at Dortmund, he struggled to find the motivation to play and he was nowhere near as good as he was under Klopp’s Dortmund. Luckily for him, things are turning around for him at PSV — he is getting back in form, and he is very satisfied where he is.

But Götze could have easily remained in Bundesliga, as he admitted that he was in contact with Uli Hoeneß. Mario said, “In the summer we spoke openly about my future, about Bayern’s plans. They said that they value me as a person and a player and that they could have taken me back to Bayern again.”

Things went differently for Mario, as he now plays in Dutch Eredivise, but he doesn’t rule out a return to the Bundesliga. He adds, however, that he is content at PSV.

PSV have won 11, drawn 2, and lost 1 match in the Eredivise this season. The only two games that Götze missed were that one defeat and one of the draws. He has contributed four goals and three assists in 13 appearances for PSV.