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).||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.