Former World Cup Winner Mario Gotze Joins PSV Eindhoven

The Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven has signed the German international Mario Gotze on a free transfer on 6th October from Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund’s director Michael Zorc already gave out a March statement that the player will be leaving the club. Now, Gotze is a PSV player for two years. He has not been in good form lately. In fact, the last time he made it to the headlines was in 2014 when he scored the winning goal in the FIFA World Cup final against Argentina in extra time. After that, he has not done anything that is much appreciable, and slowly his name started to fade out.

However, he is just 28 years old right now and still has time to prove himself. An attacking midfielder is a perfect option for PSV, and right now, it will be very profitable for them as they are already in the second position in their league. The club has given him the jersey number 27. Ajax is their biggest rival in the league, and right now, they are led by a point. This signing will surely help them in maintaining their current form and might even help them to win the league.

Former World Cup Winner Mario Gotze Joins PSV Eindhoven
Gotze’s contract with Dortmund ended this summer as he joined PSV on a free transfer.

Who is Mario Gotze?

Mario Gotze is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the German national team and recently joined the Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund. He is mainly an attacking midfielder and is a playmaker but can also act like the false 9 and a striker. From 2009 to 2013, he played for the German club Borussia Dortmund where he won 2 league titles and a DFB Pokal. He also was a part of the squad in the 2013 Champions League finals.

Former World Cup Winner Mario Gotze Joins PSV Eindhoven
Mario Gotze celebrates after scoring the late winning goal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final against Argentina.

In 2013, Bayern Munich bought the player for €37 million, making him the 2nd most expensive German player behind Mesut Ozil. He won three league titles in all the three seasons he played for the club. He also won two DFB Pokals with the club. In 2016, he again became a part of the Dortmund squad. He started playing for the German national team in 2010. He was also a part of the team in the Euro Cup 2012. In 2014, he made Germany win the FIFA World Cup by scoring a late goal in the finals against Argentina. Even though after that banger, his form eventually dropped, now he is looking to make a comeback by playing for PSV.

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