Germany legend Lothar Matthaus says the next move that will make sense for Mario Gotze is to join the Chinese Super League.
Gotze won the world cup with Germany, scoring the winning goal in 2014, but he has not impressed with Bayern Munich and Dortmund.
Matthaus believes the forward lacks the attribute that’ll put him in the elite level, and believes he’ll gain from a move to the CSL.
“Honestly, even if it sounds a bit nasty, if it does not work for Gotze at Dortmund, he has to go to China. Gotze certainly does not want to make less money,” he told Sport Bild.
“He will not go to Schalke, he will not go to Leverkusen, Gladbach cannot afford to sign Gotze. Top clubs from abroad aren’t that interested anymore.
“If he does not get in the team at Dortmund, and has the same salary demands, then he will be off to China – but that would be a poor test for a 24-year-old.”
Gotze has only played 11 Bundesliga matches for Dortmund this term, frequently finding himself on the bench. He has scored only one goal and provided one assist.