Mario Gotze joins PSV Eindhoven after leaving Borussia Dortmund

Gotze on transfer: "I had a lot of offers this summer but I am a man of feeling and make my own decision"

Mario Gotze joins PSV on a two-year deal
Image: Mario Gotze joins PSV on a two-year deal

Mario Gotze has joined Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven on a two-year deal.

The 28-year-old World Cup winner became a free agent after leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season.

PSV confirmed the deal for the attacking midfielder shortly after he was spotted at the Philips Stadion to undergo a medical on Tuesday.

Gotze, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, says he chose PSV ahead of numerous other offers.

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"I had a lot of offers this summer but I am a man of feeling and make my own decisions," Gotze told the club's website.

"I feel I am ready for a very different challenge and I am confident that this should be a very comfortable transition for me.

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during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image: Gotze scored in extra-time against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final

"I kept on training and got myself fit for the new adventure. I am looking forward to joining my new team-mates for full training and preparing myself for the upcoming fixtures."

PSV's director of football, John de Jong, revealed how head coach Roger Schmidt managed to convince Gotze to join the Dutch giants.

"Mario became interested after our head coach Roger Schmidt had gotten in touch with him," he added.

"And in the end he proved to be the godsend we had hoped for. We are delighted he has signed a contract with PSV. We are very proud.

"He can play every position in the attacking and midfield area. And he has gained international experience and brings the quality we need."

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