German footballing legend Michael Rummenigge suggested that Mario Gotze could join a club like West Ham in the summer, when writing his regular column for SPORTBUZZER. And some Hammers fans reacted on Twitter to the suggestion.
The Borussia Dortmund ace has failed to live up to expectations in the game since scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.
Gotze, a 63-capped Germany international, left Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013 for around £31.5 million (Soccerbase), but he struggled to impress with the Bavarian giants.
And the Germany international returned to Dortmund in the summer of 2016 for around £20 million (Soccerbase).
The 27-year-old has racked up 45 goals and 61 assists in 217 games for Dortmund. He has recorded just three goals and one assist in 19 games this term, however (Transfermarkt).
Gotze has seemed like a shadow of his former self recently.
And Rummenigge suggested that the diminutive attacker could join a club like West Ham in order to spark his career back into life, when writing his regular column for SPORTBUZZER:
“I’m thinking [he could join] clubs like Everton or West Ham. What happened to this outstanding soccer player who could do everything? He has to change some things. He lost his speed and should change his game, be more of a playmaker, he is no striker.”
Perhaps he could one day return to his former glories? Who knows. Whether West Ham should make a move for Gotze, however, is debatable.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to Rummenigge’s suggestion…
Big name? ✅
Past his best? ✅
Out of contract? ✅
High wages? ✅
Of course we’re interested in him ffs
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) March 29, 2020
i would actually love this
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) March 29, 2020
I mean I can’t disagree with you but I still know I’d get irrationally excited and optimistic if we were to sign him therefore making sure that I’ll only be more disappointed when it turns out you were right all along
— Will Hardwick 🍀 (@WillHardwick4) March 29, 2020
He’s still only 27 – I think that would be a quality signing
— CHIPPAZZ (@Chippa505Louis) March 29, 2020
Would be typical another declining footballer joining West Ham
— Sam (@_SamButler) March 29, 2020
— cotdabossv2(baggedat500) (@UnitedConnor) March 29, 2020
Great player when younger but now is the German Tomas Brolin.
— Riley Cullum (@aceofspies64) March 29, 2020
always injured and asks for loads in wages? he’s exactly what we’re after 🤣🤣🤣
— Ant Scriv (@AntScriv) March 29, 2020
— Jurac⚒ (@54fc875286444f7) March 29, 2020
— Kj (@Kj_whufc) March 29, 2020