Berlin - German champions Bayern Munich have urged for an
end to the ongoing transfer speculation regarding attacking midfielder Mario
Goetze, with the Germany international still without a starting spot in his
third season at the club.
The 23-year-old, who scored the winner for Germany in last
year's World Cup final, has again started the season as a little used
substitute while also refusing to commit to a future at Bayern despite a
contract till 2017.
"Can we agree on one thing, to allow Mario to play
football?" Bayern sports director Matthias Sammer told reporters after
Monday's 3-1 friendly win over Dynamo Dresden.
"He enjoys our trust but we need to leave the boy in
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Goetze has struggled under coach Pep Guardiola and last
season the Spaniard used him over the full 90 minutes in just 16 of their 34
league games, raising questions about whether he would see out his contract or
He was also a little-used substitute in the German Super Cup
defeat to VfL Wolfsburg earlier this month and again came on as a second half
substitute in their Bundesliga opening 5-0 win over Hamburg SV on Friday.
Instead of spearheading Bayern's attacking midfield Goetze
has languished on the Bayern bench, unable to find consistency and the player
vented his frustration earlier this month saying it had been a difficult
two-year period so far.
"We will see what happens," Goetze, who joined
from Borussia Dortmund in 2013, had said on Aug. 5. "Now I will just let
things come to me. For anything else we will have to see."
Sammer said the club and player were working hard on his
form and it would work out for both sides.
"That lightness, the trust, the last two or three
percent, we are all working on that together. It is all good. It does not get
better if we constantly talk about it."For
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