West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing the German ace.
Manuel Pellegrini has an awful lot of work to do at the London Stadium this summer, if he is to oversee a dramatic improvement upon last season's bitterly disappointing campaign.
One particular area where the Chilean will want to strengthen is his attacking options, especially with Manuel Lanzini having been ruled out until the new year.
Sky Sports claim that the Hammers are lining up a swoop for Borussia Dortmund ace Mario Götze, with the Bundesliga outfit prepared to take a hit on the £22 million that they paid to acquire his services two years ago.
The Germany international has struggled in recent years, after scoring the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, but he still possesses plenty of quality, and at the age of just 26, he still has enough time to return to his very best.
West Ham fans took to Twitter today and had their say on the report linking Götze with a switch to the London Stadium...
Yea Gotze hasn't had best season & some issues. Said before if Ox wants to go back to BMG if give him & money for Thorgan who'd be great IMO. He wants move too. Or get Mario back which hope we work out either way bc versatility. Maddz or Burno Fernandes on real free be a dream— Joshua (@SchroerJr) 14 June 2018
Would be perfect for us— ⚒Mitchell⚒ (@WHUMitchell) 14 June 2018
Get him in!! Quality player— Nathan Jones (@bones1878) 14 June 2018
From world Cup final Goal scorer to West ham player... hmmm https://t.co/8JTtqN10LD— Maada K-G (@maadak15) 14 June 2018
Hahaha no chance— Everton moaner (@billionairesmya) 14 June 2018
Was actually quality last year. He’d be a solid acquisition. Still only like 25.— treize khushrenada (@projectksl) 14 June 2018