Midfielder of Borussia Dortmund and the winner of the 2014 World Cup. Mario Gotze switched agents because he is ready to depart the Bundesliga club.

Mario is ready to leave Bundesliga

Midfielder of Borussia Dortmund and the winner of the 2014 World Cup. Mario Gotze switched agents because he is prepared to depart the Bundesliga club. He will now be represented by Reza Fazeli, and his agency International Soccer Management. Mario, whose contract with Dortmund expires this summer, confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday. Previously, he was introduced by his father, Jürgen, but cut the family bind, as he considers his next career progress. He said: “After total considerations, I decided to change my position in planning my career. I intentionally took the time necessary for this step because this is an important way for me in the future and because I want to split professional and private”. I hope for cooperation with Reza Fazeli and his agency International Soccer Management, whose professional competence convinced me.”

In the summer Gotze and Dortmund will complete the last merger

It was Jurgen Gotze who negotiated the return of Mario to Dortmund in the summer of 2016. In a £20 million ($25 million), moving from Bayern Munich went the other way three years earlier. However, he has now moved to Fazeli, who also represents several of Gotze’s current Dortmund team partners. Appending Emre Can, Mahmoud Dahoud, and Marwin Hitz, as well as Borussia ex-player Nuri Sahin, now with Werder Bremen. The 27-year-old striker was strongly associated with Roma when his deal with Dortmund expires in the summer. Gotze and Dortmund will complete the last merger, making his way to the first team in 2010 after joining the youth ranks and reserves, after which in the summer of 2013, he made a transition to Bayern for £33 million ($41 million).

He was a vital player at Dortmund

He was a crucial player in Dortmund, winning the Bundesliga titles under Jurgen Klopp in 2011 and 2012, and also won the DFB-Pokal in 2017 during his second performance with the club. Gotze won 63 international matches, scoring 17 goals – at the moment, the most famous is his extra-goal shot against Argentina to win Germany the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. However, his career disrupted by an injury, and this season he played just 596 minutes of football during 19 games for the Dortmund players in all competitions, many as a substitute – which required a fresh start somewhere new.