Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the return of midfielder Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich.
Gotze has endured an indifferent three seasons at Bayern after moving from Dortmund in 2013.
The Germany international – who scored the winner in the 2014 World Cup final defeat of Argentina – won back-to-back league triumphs with Dortmund before departing for Munich a year later and returns with three more league titles under his belt as well as two DFB-Pokal medals.
Despite the team’s success, Gotze became a peripheral figure at the Allianz Arena under former coach Pep Guardiola last season, making just 14 league appearances.
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