Mario Mandzukic said Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze is capable of playing in “any team” amid reports the pair could be reunited at Juventus.
Gotze has emerged as a transfer target for the Serie A champions, who are reportedly set to sell midfielder Arturo Vidal to Bayern.
The Germany international’s link to Turin comes after Gotze’s agent criticised Bayern coach Pep Guardiola for showing a lack of support to the 23-year-old.
Mandzukic and Gotze were team-mates for one season in 2013-14, and the former told reporters during his Juve presentation on Thursday: “He [Gotze] could play in any team.
“He’s a player of great quality, and a good guy.
“As for [Andrea] Pirlo and [Carlos] Tevez [who have left], they’re great players, who any team would miss.
“But as some leave, others arrive. Juve are always thinking ahead, there are new recruits, fresh faces and I hope we can be as strong as last season.
“Juventus are used to winning, winning titles and achieving things, and I hope that I can give my contribution to that.”
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