Monday 15 August 2022

PSV scores with signing Mario Götze as transfer window ends

Overview of the Philips Stadium before a game

PSV’s Philips Stadium in Eindhoven. Photo: Zoetnet via Flickr

On the last day of the summer transfer season, Eindhoven football club PSV has signed former German international Mario Götze on a two year contract.

Götze, 28, was part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad, scoring the only and winning goal against Argentina, but was without a club after his contract with Borussia Dortmund was not renewed.

‘A lot has come my way this summer, but I act on instinct and I can make the choices that I want to make,’ he said on the club’s website. ‘I am ready for a completely different challenge and that is what I have found here in Eindhoven.’

The midfielder was PSV’s third deal on deadline day. Earlier the club agreed to hire midfielders Adrian Fein from Bayern Munich and Marco van Ginkel from Chelsea.

In total, football association KNVB reported 661 transfers this summer season, down nine on last summer’s record.

However, 211 deals involved players moving from abroad to the Netherlands, and that is a record, the KNVB said.

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