World Cup winner Mario Gotze has finally secured a new club, penning a contract with Eredivisie outfit PSV Eindhoven.
The 28-year-old joins the Dutch club on a free transfer, signing a two-year-contract after his deal with previous club Borussia Dortmund expired in the summer. It is the first time that Gotze, who has been plagued with injury issues in recent years, has ventured outside of his home country.
Upon signing his contract with PSV, the German said: “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.”
It has been quite a dramatic fall from grace for Gotze since scoring the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina. A move to Bayern Munich did not work out as expected, whilst a metabolic disorder massively disrupted his form once he returned to Dortmund after three seasons at the Allianz Arena.
Gotze’s new employers PSV have started the new season extremely well, sitting joint top of the league alongside Feyenoord and Heerenveen with three wins out of the opening four matches. They can be backed at odds of 10/1 with Betfair to win their first title since 2018.