Dutch Eredivisie side PSV have signed 28-year-old Mario Götze from Borussia Dortmund on a two-year deal. Götze, who scored the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, joins PSV on a free transfer after his contract with the Bundesliga club had expired.
“Mario became interested after our head coach Roger Schmidt had gotten in touch with him”, explained PSV Director of Football John de Jong in a statement on the club website. “And in the end he proved to be the godsend we had hoped for. We are delighted he has signed a contract with PSV. We are very proud.”
The seasoned forward had a number of conversations with Roger Schmidt in the past few months. “We had some nice talks and I seriously considered making a move to the Netherlands”, says Götze. “I had a lot of offers this summer but I am a man of feeling and make my own decisions. I feel I am ready for a very different challenge and I am confident that this should be a very comfortable transition for me.”
“I kept on training and got myself fit for the new adventure. I am looking forward to joining my new team mates for full training and preparing myself for the upcoming fixtures.”
Götze has earned 63 senior international caps for Germany. He has played his professional club football at Borussia Dortmund (2009–2013 & 2016–2020) and FC Bayern Munich (2013–2016).
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