Mario Gotze of Borussia in action during the UEFA Champions League match between Legia Warszawa and Borussia Dortmund at Wojska Polskiego Stadium on September 14, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Piotr Hawalej/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Every sign is now hinting towards the likely departure of Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The German international has recently changed his agent and should be ready to make the next sporting step in his career.

Premier League, in that regard, could be his next destination and in this article, we will talk about three ideal English clubs for the German international next season.


Carlo Ancelotti’s influence in European football has made Everton much more competitive in the market. Gotze, to that end, is not an unrealistic option for the Toffees. He can add a more creative essence in the side that has often appeared a little too overreliant on the services of Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Gotze can be incorporated in the central midfield role. His technical prowess should combine well with someone like Fabian Delph, who is more of an aggressive midfielder. Also, the Dortmund star can be considered as an alternative for Bernard, thus providing Ancelotti with a wealth of extra tactical choices that are only going to benefit the Italian, especially when it comes to team rotation.

Leicester City

Leicester City are clearly on the ascendancy under Brendan Rodgers. The Foxes have been one of the best teams in the Premier League this season, notably competing with Manchester City for the second place for the majority of the campaign.

Mario Gotze of Borussia Dortmund looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on October 1, 2016, in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

James Maddison, in particular, has been one of the key figures behind their success. The English international is currently the creator-in-chief for Leicester City. But his consistent performances has understandably attracted the interest of several top clubs across Europe, including Manchester United.

Should Maddison leave Leicester in the summer, it could be challenging for them to find a proper replacement. And the best they can do is to invest in someone who already has a wealth of experience and can easily settle into the fast-paced nature of the Premier League – making Gotze an ideal target for the Foxes.


Arsenal is arguably the most logical destination for Gotze next season. The Gunners will be looking for a creative midfielder following the return of Dani Ceballos, whose existing loan contract will expire at the end of the campaign. His return to Real Madrid will create a void in the creative department.

Gotze, in that regard, is the ideal player to fill that hole. Known for his quick movements and clever footwork, the 27-year-old can not only ease Arsenal’s transition but can also link up with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and compatriot Mesut Ozil.

Moreover, it is also fair to point out that Gotze’s vast experience at the highest level of football would make him a less risky option than even someone like Ceballos, who has failed to make the desired impact since joining from Real Madrid last season.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.