Mario Götze has seen his role at Borussia Dortmund diminish, to the point that he is no longer a core piece on Lucien Favre’s preferred XI. That, among other things, have caused talks between both sides over a new contract to stall.
According to a report from Welt, there has been “little to no progress” on Götze’s negotiations to extend his tenure at the Signal Iduna Park, and this could have direct consequences sooner than later. If both sides fail to agree to a new deal, then the talented playmaker could leave Dortmund for free next summer.
Götze said earlier this season that he would “fancy” the opportunity to play in a different league if the chance appeared. Götze has spent his entire career with Dortmund and Bayern Munich, and famously scored the game-winning goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup final.
Inter Milan are reportedly interested in the 27-year-old, and they are keeping close tabs on his situation. Antonio Conte already added the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to Inter during the summer transfer window, but Götze would be a marquee addition for the Serie A giants. He would be perfect for Conte’s 3-5-2 scheme as a n° 10.
The Germany international has played a grand total of 23 minutes this season for Dortmund, registering one league and one Cup appearance – both coming off the bench.