Tottenham looking to rival Liverpool in race for coveted German attacker
Reports indicate that Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign the much-sought-after Germany forward Mario Gotze.
Mauricio Pochettino is looking to add a World Cup winner to a squad that is expected to challenge for the Premier League again this season.
Bayern Munich attacker Gotze, who is wanted by Liverpool as well as former club Borussia Dortmund, is now said to be a target for Spurs.
Reports from Germany suggest that Daniel Levy could open the chequebook to land the 24-year-old, who only managed 14 Bundesliga appearances last season under new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
German publication Bild is reporting that Gotze's representative have already been in conversation with White Hart Lane officials over a move.
Gotze in action at Euro 2016
The Independent report that Gotze has acceded to the fact that his stint with the German champions is at an end.
Despite his lack of playing time during the 2015/16 campaign, the forward still managed an impressive return three goals and four assists.
However, an unimpressive Euro 2016 campaign is unlikely to have convinced his Bayern detractors that he is worthy of a starting berth next season.
It was thought that Liverpool would be Gotze's most likely destination should he decide on a Premier League switch, considering he played under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund.
Klopp and Gotze during their Dortmund days
It seems that Spurs have now entered to race to sign the Germany international, who is likely to fetch a fee of at least £20million.
The fact that the north London club can offer the player Champions League football could be a factor that clinches Gotze's signature for Spurs in their transfer battle with the Merseyside outfit.