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Gotze happy to commit to Dortmund

January 9, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

In-demand midfielder Mario Gotze can see himself extending his contract at Borussia Dortmund beyond 2014.

Mario Gotze
GettyImagesMario Gotze won the Bundesliga title with Dortmund last season

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Gotze, 19, is considered one of the brightest young talents in world football and has attracted the interest of clubs across Europe, with Arsenal and Manchester United both linked.

But the Germany international claims he is happy to stay at Westfalenstadion beyond the end of his current contract, which has two years to run.

"Of course I can imagine extending my contact at Dortmund,'' he said in an interview with Bild newspaper.

"I have always said how at home I feel here. And nothing has happened to change that. I have my family and friends here. And the whole Borussia Dortmund package with the coach and the team is simply outstanding.''

Dortmund have already strengthened their squad for next season with the signing of another young Germany international, Marco Reus, who will join from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer.


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