Arsenal transfer news: Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze responds to Gunners links


With just one year left on the contract the forward has emerged as a possible option at the Emirates, although he is not worried about the speculation

Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has played reports to move to Arsenal, as he looks forward to renew his contract with his boyhood club.

Gotze, 27, has been tipped for stardom since his teens and at just 22 scored the winning goal to crown Germany 2014 World Cup champions ahead of final opponents Argentina.

Since then, however, he has struggled to follow through on that potential, short a three-year stay at Bayern Munich in 2016 in the Allianz Arena.

This was the last day of the campaign, which had to do with getting to the end of the campaign. in the battle for the Bundesliga title.

And while they are interested in their services, Gotze is paying little heed to the rumors.

"I always hear these rumors, they like up every year," he explained Goal and DAZN.

"Everyone has their value and the club has to decide who fits where".

With just one year left to run on his current deal, Dortmund are keen to discuss an extension with Gotze.

"Our goal is to stay with us. He has developed very positively in the last few weeks," BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Bild in May.

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Sporting director Michael Zorc recently added to the same publication: "At the start of the season we will sit down together. We have good communication with Mario's father and representatives."

"I have a year on my contract and I am comfortable in the Bundesliga," Gotze explained when asked about a possible renewal.

"I am very relaxed, I wanted to play a reasonable season, contributing with my performances and focusing on myself."