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Lothar Matthäus on Mario Götze:
'I can't see him joining a top club'

By Rune Gjerulff

Mario Götze will probably have to take a step down in his career when his contract with Borussia Dortmund runs out at the end of the season, says Lothar Matthäus.

Mario Götze (right).
Mario Götze (right).Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Lothar Matthäus doesn't expect Mario Götze to make the move to a top club when his contract with Borussia Dortmund expires at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has struggled to live up to the expectations following his €22 million move back to Borussia Dortmund from Bayern München in 2016 and will probably have to take a step down in the summer, argues Matthäus.


"I can't see him joining a top club," the former German international told Sky and added:

"Mario has achieved so much and secured the World Cup for us [in 2014]. He had great years at Dortmund and also had his moments at Bayern. But you have to ask: Where is a type of player like Götze in demand?

"He has to take a step down in his career, not just club-wise, but also in terms of salary," Matthäus said.

Götze has started just five Bundesliga games for BVB this season.

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