The Schwarzgelben have confirmed that the attacking midfielder has set his sights on a move to the Bundesliga champions in the summer transfer window
Borussia Dortmund have announced that Mario Gotze is set to leave the club for Bayern Munich at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.
The 20-year-old has a contract with BVB until the summer of 2016, but Gotze and his agent Volker Struth have told the club that they want to make use of his €37 million buy-out clause in order to join Bayern.
However, Dortmund have stressed that the Bavarians have not made an official offer for the Germany international as of yet.
“Germany international Mario Gotze and his agent Volker Struth have informed Borussia Dortmund that Gotze wants to use his exit clause and join Bayern Munich per July 1, 2013,” a statement on the official BVB Facebook page reads.
“Sporting director Michael Zorc and head coach Jurgen Klopp ask all the BVB fans to unconditionally support Mario Gotze in the remaining games of the season, in particular in the crucial Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.
“No official representative of Bayern Munich has contacted Borussia Dortmund about this matter up until today.”
Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted that Gotze’s imminent departure is a huge blow for the Schwarzgelben, but added that the forward behaved correctly toward the club.
“We are obviously very disappointed, but want to stress that both Mario and his agent behaved conform the terms of his contract,” commented Watzke.
Although Bayern have yet to make an official offer for the youngster, a transfer seems inevitable as the Bavarians are likely to meet his €37m buy-out clause.
Gotze had also caught the attention of Manchester United among others, but the Premier League champions pulled out of the race to sign the attacking midfielder due to the youngster’s hefty price-tag.