The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle have made inquiries for German International midfielder Mario Gotze, who plays for Borussia Dortmund.
Gotze career has gone into decline over the last few seasons, and he was left out of the German squad for the World Cup which started in Russia yesterday with the host side beating Saudi Arabia 5-0.
Gotze is interested in playing in the Premier League and his former manager at Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp, is said to be interested in taking him to Liverpool, and Arsenal are another club interested.
Everton, Leicester, and West Ham are the other Premier League clubs along with Newcastle who are said to be interested in signing the player.
Goetze scored the winning goal for Germany in Brazil in the 2014 World Cup final with that extra-time winner against Argentina.
Mario Goetz scoring the winning goal against Argentina – World Cup 2014
He moved from Dortmund to Bayern Munich in 2013, but after three years in Munich, he made the move back to Borussia Dortmund in 2016.
But things have not gone well for him in his second stay at Dortmund.
Dortmund want about £18M for the 63 times capped German International (17 goals) – a fee we should be able to afford.
They say form is temporary but class is permanent and Gotze certainly has the quality that Newcastle are looking for this summer.
And if any manager can get the best out of the German International, it’s Rafa Benitez, and £18M is an affordable fee for the Magpies.
We’ll have to see what happens, but the German International wants to rekindle his career in the Premier League.
Newcastle would be a (very) good place for him to do just that.