After reports coming out in the past few days that Mario Gotze has rejected a move to Liverpool, Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned the forward that he might have to settle for a place on the bench.
Bayern Munich’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the forward must decide for himself whether he wants to move away from the club. Gotze, who has endured a tough time at the Allianz Arena since his move from Dortmund, recently poured cold water on reports suggesting a reunion with former coach Jurgen Klopp, saying he was looking forward to next season with Bayern under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The 23 year old forward, who famously scored the world cup winning goal for Germany, is a certain target for Liverpool, and after Bayern’s CEO’s latest comments, there is speculation that a move to Anfield for Gotze might still be back on.
“I had talks with him (Mario) and (Carlo) Ancelotti. Mario knows the thoughts of Bayern,” Rummenigge told Kicker magazine. “Everything was clearly and seriously explained to Mario.
“He knows what the club thinks and what the new coach thinks. Mario has to evaluate for himself whether he wants to play constantly.”
Rummenigge has certainly refused to give Gotze any guarantees for being in the starting XI for next season. Such comments from the CEO also raise the question of whether the club are trying to push the forward out by asking him to reconsider his future.