Mario Gotze has told German tabloid Bild that he's unhappy with his current role at Bayern Munich.
German midfielder Mario Gotze isn’t happy at Bayern Munich.
The 21-year-old star moved to Bayern Munich last summer to become one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings at the club but the season hasn’t panned out as he would have been hoping and he’s clearly frustrated.
“Of course I'm not happy. But I will keep pushing and hope to be back soon with the trust of the coach to play from the beginning,” the German paper quotes the player.
However, if that rumour was based on any truth whatsoever, then it could be the perfect time for United to make a move.
It’s difficult to gauge just how likely United would be to get Bayern to agree to a deal for several reasons.
He’s only been at the club for a single season, United don’t have a permanent manager and they have no European football next season to fall back on being just a few.
His stats this season certainly explain his current frustration; 12 of his Bundesliga and Champions League appearances have come as a substitute.
He went to the German champions as one of Borussia Dortmund’s best ever talents and a player who was directly involved in Jurgen Klopp’s successful campaigns, where BVB managed to break Bayern’s dominance in German football.
United could play on his desire to play regularly and be a dominant, main man in their midfield as he'd likely get the guaranteed playing time at Old Trafford he's not currently enjoying at Bayern.
The rumour mill has linked United more heavily with Gotze’s Bayern Munich teammate Toni Kroos, whose exit would ironically improve Gotze’s chances of gaining more regular first team football at the Allianz Arena.
However, even while United don’t have a permanent boss in place, should they get the opportunity to lay down the scaffolding for a deal to happen this summer, they’d be naïve to overlook it.