Tottenham have joined the hunt to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze, according to a report.
News outlet Football London claims that Spurs have held a long-term interest in the 26-year-old and are currently keeping tabs on him this summer amid speculation of a potential transfer.
The Mirror have previously reported that Premier League clubs Newcastle, Arsenal, Everton, West Ham and Leicester are all keen on his signature.
It is understood that he is likely to cost £18million after a difficult campaign for Bundesliga giants Dortmund.
Football Insider verdict:
Gotze has had a fall from grace since he scored the winner for Germany in the 2014 World Cup and hasn’t even been named in the 23-man squad for this summer’s tournament. The attacking midfielder returned to Dortmund at club level after being unable to reach dizzy heights with Bayern Munich and his career appears to be on the decline. However, the 26-year-old still has time on his side to reignite his form and reports state he is prepared to try out the Premier League for the first time. The playmaker may be struggling from a lack of form and confidence, but he still chipped in with seven assists in 32 appearances for Dortmund in the most recent season. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino already has a wealth of creative options in his squad in the shape of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son, but needs to have depth if they are to finally get over the line in pursuit of silverware.
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