Goetze, not Arsenal but 2 more years Dortmund
Goetze boosts Dortmund with contract extension
DORTMUND, Germany — Highly-rated Germany midfielder Mario Goetze gave a huge boost to Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday by signing a two-year extension to his present contract.
The 19-year-old – rumoured to be the subject of a rejected 40 million euro bid from Arsenal last summer – has committed himself to the club till June 2016.
“Everyone knows how good I feel at Dortmund,” said Goetze, who has been at the club since the age of nine and made his senior debut at 17.
The 12-times-capped Goetze’s decision to remain will see Dortmund field two of Germany’s brightest young talents next season as Marco Reus will join from Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Goetze is due to return to first team action, at the latest by April 11 when the league leaders face a potential title decider with Bayern Munich, after being out since January with a pubic bone injury.
Dortmund hold a five-point lead over Bayern ahead of this weekend’s action which sees the leaders host VfB Stuttgart on Friday.