Germany's Mario Gotze celebrates with the World Cup trophy
According to Bild, Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Bayern Munich about a possible deal to sign playmaker Mario Gotze this summer.
Spurs have landed one signing so far this summer in defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama, but are now turning their attentions to attacking reinforcements.
Intriguingly, Bild claim that Tottenham have made contact with Bayern Munich about a potential deal for Mario Gotze, with the player potentially leaving the Allianz Arena.
Gotze, 24, was touted as one of Europe's top playmakers during his time with Borussia Dortmund, and made a controversial move to join their biggest rivals Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013.
Gotze impressed in his first two seasons at the club with 30 goals in two seasons, but started just 11 Bundesliga games last season as he fell down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola.
The attacking midfielder may now be under new management with Carlo Ancelotti replacing Guardiola, but Bild believe Gotze could leave, with Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur the two clubs in the running for his signature.
It's no surprise that Tottenham fans have been fascinated by such a link, and supporters have taken to Twitter to give their news on a possible deal for Gotze.
Some urged famously frugal chairman Daniel Levy to splash the cash on Gotze, as he could have a similar impact to former Spurs playmaker Rafael van der Vaart, who was a similar marquee signing.
Others think that, after Gotze struggled for Germany at Euro 2016, Spurs should be careful in terms of how much they're willing to spend on the player, with some even suggesting that Gotze is overrated and not needed at White Hart Lane.
£15-20m for Gotze is a no brainer. Competition for Eriksen or could even play both. Wages an issue? Possibly. #thfc— Sean (@Tottingham_Sean) July 9, 2016
Everybody saying Gotze won't happen I remember everybody saying a certain VDV wouldn't happen & look how that panned out #THFC— tommy bamping (@tommybamping) July 9, 2016
Can Levy just break the bank for Gotze? Pleeeease. Just once. #THFC— Callum O'Leary (@CallumOLeary) July 9, 2016
Signing Gotze would be the first real statement of intent by Spurs in a long time. Really hope this happens. #THFC— Malav (@Kafirfakir) July 9, 2016
So we're looking into Gotze, I like him I'd like to sign him but after his Euro's he isn't worth anything over £20m or £100,000 wage #THFC— Graham O'Brien (@GrahamScutzy) July 9, 2016
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