TRANSFER NEWS: Mario Gotze Set For Dortmund Stay After Setback

By on December 13, 2011

Mario Gotze seems certain to remain at Borussia dortmund beyond the January transfer window, after being ruled out with a troublesome thigh injury. 

The German starlet is one of the most sought after players in European football with Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd among those chasing the highly rated 19-year-old.

It’s been widely reported that interested parties will make their move in the January window, despite Dortmund’s reluctance to sell. However, Gotze’s latest injury setback could rule out the possibility of a move even if the German’s decided to cash in on their prized asset.

Gotze has been troubled by a thigh injury this season and suffered another setback this weekend when he aggravated the problem during Dortmund’s game against Kaiserslautern. A club statement confirmed the injury:

“Playing against Kaiserslautern, BVB midfielder Mario Gotze incurred a torn muscle in his [front] thigh,” a Dortmund press release revealed.

“Thus, the 19-year-old international player will be missing for the two remaining games this year [Freiburg in the Bundesliga, Dusseldorf in the DFB Pokal].”

Although it is hoped the midfielder will return in early January, such is the concern around the troublesome injury it could see Gotze sidelined for longer than expected.

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