Manchester United chasing Götze

Updated: March 22, 2012

Manchester United have joined the chase for Mario Götze.

As a top player in Germay’s Bundesliga; Götze is viewed as being just what United need in their push for honours next season.  The 12 times capped 19 year-old attacking midfielder has attracted rave reviews having first entered Dortmund’s youth academy as an eight year-old.

Arsenal are thought to have followed Götze’s progress; however the transfer fee and wages necessary to secure his services are likely to be beyond the Gunners affordability.

Having played for all of Germany’s under age national teams; the Memmingen native became Germany’s youngest international since Uwe Seeler when making his debut as an 18 year-old back in late 2010 in a draw with Sweden and has since been a regular in the German senior squad.

Technical Director of the Deutscher Fussball Bund (German Football Association) Mattias Sammer has described Götze as  ”one of the best talents that we’ve ever had.”   He is set to be one of Europe’s most sought after talents when the European Championships finish in the summer.  

The Republic of Ireland will also get a close up of the boy as Germany are in Ireland’s qualification group for the 2014 World Cup.  

Manchester United have not, as yet, tabled a bid for the Memmingen native, but sources close to Old Trafford have reported the Premier League champions are  ”keenly interested in his progress.”

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