Mario Gotze has been in the news for quite some time with a summer transfer link-up to Liverpool. The 23-year-old German star has been invited for a reunion at Anfield by his former boss at Dortmund. Bayern manager Pep Guardiola has hardly used the services of Gotze this season and a move away from the club looks on the cards. Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool supporters are very excited about the prospect of Gotze arriving in the summer.
But the reunion story doesn’t just end here. Jurgen Klopp has apparently made an approach for his other former player – the Bayern superstar Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker rose to dominance and excellence during years at Dortmund and Klopp is known to have a significant role in that. Currently, Lewandowski has three more years under his contract but Bayern Munich are yet to make an agreement and the contract talks are on a standstill. This has alerted many of the big clubs across Europe including Liverpool and an approach is already made for the striker.
A teammate’s advice
Lewandowski recently was seen commenting on the transfer talks surrounding Gotze and the Polish striker advised him that he still has enough chances to prove his abilities and have a future at Bayern Munich. This is what Lewandowski had to say, ‘He should not be reading what people say about him in the papers. He does not need all the extra pressure. He is a Bayern player and he has plenty of games left until the end of the season to prove that he is good enough for Bayern’.
What should be the priority?
The manager and the fans are highly anticipating a summer move for either of the two players but the likelihood of Gotze getting a transfer is much more than that of Lewandowski. The primary reason being that the former is unstable and is not happy at his current club. According to reports Liverpool can possibly get their hands on the German at a price between £15m – £20m. At this budget, such a move looks excellent considering the fact that there are other positions that need to be filled at Liverpool. Also, in the current scenario, Liverpool already have the services of Sturridge as their primary striker and they are in need of a quality winger.