Germany manager Joachim Low has warned Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze against haste when it comes to making a decision on his future following a frustrating season with the Bavarian giants under Pep Guardiola. The German midfielder has had his share of injury problems during the campaign, but has found himself as an unused substitute even after returning to full match fitness.
Gotze will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the current season and is yet to agree a new deal with the reigning Bundesliga champions. He has been linked with a summer move away from the Bundesliga, with Liverpool touted to be his possible destination for a reunion with former manager Jurgen Klopp. The midfielder was linked with a January move, which he ruled out midway through the season. However, he refused to dismiss a future move to the Premier League.
The Germany international is highly rated by the Bundesliga club and would have no shortage of suitors if he chose to sever ties with his current employers. Thomas Muller, who plays with Gotze in Bayern and for the national team has already admitted that the midfielder is not satisfied at the Allianz Arena.
The 23-year-old has featured just eight times in the league this season and was overlooked by the manager for Bayern's last four fixtures despite the midfielder returning to full fitness.
Low understands Gotze's situation at the club and has confirmed that he will not play a part in Germany's clash against England on Saturday (26 March) but will be included in the side that faces Italy on 29 March. But when it comes to his future, the die Mannschaft manager has warned him against making a decision before speaking to Carlo Ancelotti, who has been appointed to take over from Guardiola next season, when the latter departs to England to take over the reins at Manchester City.
"I had a talk with him last night about his situation at Bayern Munich and we decided he would play against Italy in Munich next week," Low said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"We had great talks about his situation and there will of course be a new coach in Bayern next season so the first thing he should do is talk to the new coach," the German coach added.