Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has revealed he will welcome former teammate Mario Gotze back to the club, should he desire to return.
Gotze joined Bayern Munich in 2013 and has not lived up to expectations, struggling for form with the Bavarians.
The German midfielder has been linked with a return to Signal Iduna Park and could also join former manger, Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
However, Hummels feels his former BVB team-mate would be a shrewd addition for Thomas Tuchel’s side and has urged him to return to Signal Iduna Park.
“I don’t know how realistic a return to Dortmund is for Mario,” Hummels told ZDF.
“But he is a player with the potential to become a world-class player. We had some great times together, both at Dortmund and with the national team.
“We are all suffering with him when we see things are not going his way due to bad luck. I would really like to see him back to his best.
“It would be great if he makes the decision that Dortmund is the place to achieve that. It would be a huge boost of quality.”