By Amir Mir
Tottenham have joined the race to sign Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Götze, according to a report.
German outlet Bild claim that Götze has informed family and friends that he wants to leave Bayern.
It is said Tottenham and the attacking midfielder’s former club Borussia Dortmund are showing strong interest in the World Cup winner.
Spurs have made contact with Götze this week and he is ready to hold talks about a deal with the Londoners.
The playmaker’s game time was restricted last term through injury, but the Germany international has refused to sign a new contract for some time now with his contract at Bayern set to expire in 2017.
The he German champions will not be willing to let one of the world’s best young talents leave the club on a free.
It is said that newly appointed Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti is willing to cut ties with his player and cash in on what would be a £30million-plus transfer fee.
Götze, who famously scored the winning goal at the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, joined Bayern in 2013 from rivals Dortmund for a fee of £32 million.
After 107 appearances for the German club in all competitions and 22 League goals, his time at the Allianz Arena seems to be coming to an end with his former club showing interest to bring him back to the Westfalenstadion arena.
The lure of Champions League football, and the new TV money could help Spurs attract Götze to White Hart Lane by offering the youngster a huge wage packet and the opportunity to play regular games.