A World Cup winner in a claret and blue shirt is what we’ve been longing for since 1966, but can this player end a 50 year wait? – and this signing will put the cat amongst the pigeons with the big clubs in the Premier League.
His agent has been fuelling speculation that a move away from his current team is needed to develop as a player and feels he is now at a stage in his career to become a main figure head at a club at an important stage of the clubs development.
The Premier League is his most certain next destination being linked with Liverpool but it seems that West Ham are about to shock the footballing world.
That player is 23-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Götze!
On Sunday evening once Europa League group stage qualification is confirmed by finishing either fifth or sixth, the club should make a bid for this talisman.
The deal could be scuppered if West Ham finish seventh, with Europa league football an uncertainty by having to play in the third round qualifier stage – a stage where West Ham went crashing out to experienced Romanian side Astra earlier this term.
A deal must be completed before the Euros as his value could be increased if Germany perform well at another international tournament.
According to Transfermarkt.com he is valued at £26.25m, and with him being the perfect age to push on from his development, he could double his value with immediate effect.
Bayern Munich bloggers are saying that an exit is on the cards and they would be keen to sell Super Mario. After signing him for £27m from rivals Borussia Dortmund it would recoup the money they paid for him, which will help fund the £60m plus paid for Benfica’s Renato Sanches earlier this week.
It’s a massive sign of intent from West Ham, which will switch the focus from a 20-goal striker to another advanced playmaker and could see Lanzini, Payet and Götze behind striking options Carroll and Sakho.
In my opinion I feel this could work, and why shouldn’t it? Carroll and Sakho are very capable of scoring at least 20 goals, their form under Slaven has been superb and we may already have the clinical striker we’ve been looking for – when fit.
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