Gotze plays down Juventus rumours

EXCLUSIVE: The Germany international has been heavily linked with a move to Turin and he says that he is a fan of the Bianconeri

Bayern Munich ace Mario Gotze has played down reports that he is on his way to Juventus but nonetheless expressed his admiration for the Serie A champions.

The versatile attacker moved to the Allianz Arena in the summer of 2013 after the Bavarians agreed to meet his €37 million buy-out clause at Borussia Dortmund.

However, he has struggled to nail down a regular berth in Pep Guardiola's starting XI and is now being pursued by Juve, who are looking for a new No.10.

Gotze has denied that he is set to join the Bianconeri but hinted that he would welcome a move to Turin.

"I think that Juventus reached the Champions League final not by chance but because they had a great season last year," the World Cup winner told Goal.

"They managed to win titles in the last year and they are a big, big club.

"But, at the moment, I don't want to comment because there's nothing to say ... at the moment.

"I think that playing abroad might be a good experience for me: new languages, new cultures. I might like it.

"But, as I said, I'm just at the early stage of my career. Let's see what the future brings."


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