West Ham are eyeing up a move for 2014 World Cup winner Mario Gotze.
According to the Daily Express, the Hammers are looking to bring the German international in on a free transfer.
Manager David Moyes is still yet to bring a fresh face to the London stadium during this window. His only signing so far was the permanent signing of Tomas Soucek following his loan move in January.
The report also states that West ham have made an enquiry for the 28-year old. However, they face competition from AS Roma and AS Monaco.
However, since his winner in the 2014 World Cup final, Mario Gotze’s career has not gone as expected. Since his winner six years ago, he has been let go by both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
A big part of that has been down to his injury history. In March 2017 Gotze announced that he had been suffering from myopathy. This is a condition that affects the fibres in the muscles, meaning they do not function correctly.
So does this move for Mario Gotze make sense for West Ham? it is no doubt that working with the best managers and players could be beneficial to West Ham. Especially, when West Ham did struggle for most of last season.
His wages would be a huge stumbling block especially with Gotze being a free agent he could demand a sign-on fee too.
The idea of signing a World Cup winner and five-time Bundesliga winner on a free could be too good to turn down.