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back Bundesliga | 23.04.2013 11:39:40

Statements from FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on Götze transfer

  • Borussia Dortmund shooting star Mario Götze is set to join Bundesliga rivals FC Bayern in the summer
  • Götze (r.), widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, has been in tremendous form for Dortmund this season, scoring ten goals an providing twelve assists to date in the league
  • He also scored in the Champions League at Real Madrid, whom Dortmund face in the semi-final of the competition on Wednesday
  • Götze made his Bundesliga debut for the Yellow-Blacks in November 2009 aged just 17 and has turned out 83 times for them in the Bundesliga

Here are Tuesday morning's press releases from FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund pertaining to the transfer of Mario Götze:

FC Bayern Munich press release from Tuesday 23 April 2013, 11:29 a.m.

FC Bayern Munich confirms that the club has agreed terms with 20-year-old Germany international Mario Götze for the player to join FC Bayern on 1 July 2013. FC Bayern is prepared to activate the contractual release clause agreed between Borussia Dortmund and Mario Götze.

Out of consideration for the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Dortmund and Real Madrid on Wednesday 24 April, FC Bayern had intended to wait until after the match before communicating this to BVB.

Borussia Dortmund press release from Tuesday 23 April 2013, 10:23 a.m.

Germany international Mario Götze and his agent Volker Struth informed Borussia Dortmund a few days ago that Götze wishes to trigger his release clause and move to FC Bayern Munich on 1 July 2013. "We're obviously disappointed beyond measure, but would emphasise that both Mario and his agent have acted strictly within the terms of the contract," said Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

In tandem with head coach Jürgen Klopp, sporting director Michael Zorc is urging all Borussia Dortmund fans to offer Mario Götze the unconditional support they would give to any other player over the final games of the season, above all in Wednesday evening's vital Champions League semi-final first leg at home to Real Madrid.

As of the current moment, no official representative of Bayern Munich has been in contact with Borussia Dortmund regarding the matter.

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