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The Daily Bee (March 24th, 2020): Mario Götze to leave Dortmund

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Is Götze’s second stint with BVB about to end?

Paris Saint-Germain v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

For months now Mario Götze’s expiring contract has been a topic of discussion. BVB’s officials have claimed that there will still be talks about a possible extension but it now looks like both sides have decided to go in another direction. Götze is one of Dortmund’s highest paid players with 10€ million per year but he is barely a rotation player at this point so it seems logical to part ways. According to Ruhr Nachrchten clubs like Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and two Bundesliga clubs are interested in Götze, one of them being Hertha Berlin.

In addition, Mahmoud Dahoud will be allowed to leave the club this summer. His agent has already been tasked to find a new club. Younger players that don’t get much playing time could get loaned out to develop, that includes Tobias Raschl, Leonardo Balerdi and Mateu Morey.

Meanwhile Lukasz Piszczek might stay with Borussia Dortmund for one more year and his contract is expected to be extended by one more year.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc, Sebastian Kehl and Lucien Favre have already agreed to waive a part of their salary to help the club. Now the players have to make a decision on a proposal made by the club. The players have been asked to waive up to 20% of their salaries if the season is completely canceled and up to 10% if the season resumes but the remaining matches are being played behind closed doors.

Real Madrid are looking for a new striker as luka Jovic didn’t really pan out and Karim Benzema isn’t getting any younger and Los Blancos have made Erling Haaland their first option. Other players mentioned are Werner (RB Leipzig), Lautaro (Inter) and Mbappé (PSG).

Haaland might not finish his career in Dortmund but a move this summer is extremely unrealistic because his exit clause isn’t active and clubs probably won’t be able to pay high transfer fees this summer.