PSV Eindhoven have signed attacking midfielder Mario Götze on a free transfer after the German was released by Borussia Dortmund in June due to his battles with form and injury.
The Dutch club announced on Tuesday evening that Götze has penned a two-year contract after having several conversations with PSV manager Roger Schmidt.
The 28-year-old was linked with several top European clubs although, Götze told German media most of the reports were “absolute rubbish”. However, he has since revealed that he turned down many offers to join PSV in the Netherlands.
“We had some nice talks and I seriously considered making a move to the Netherlands,” said Götze.
“I had a lot of offers this summer, but I am a man of feeling and make my own decisions. I feel I am ready for a very different challenge and I am confident that this should be a very comfortable transition for me.”
Götze, the hero that scored the goal which earned Germany victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final against Argentina, made 21 appearances for Dortmund last season and has 63 caps for the national team.
“I kept on training and got myself fit for the new adventure. I am looking forward to joining my new teammates for full training and preparing myself for the upcoming fixtures,” he concluded.
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By FARPost Reporter