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Götze to join Bayern from Dortmund this summer

Published: Tuesday 23 April 2013, 11.10CET
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Mario Götze will move to FC Bayern München in July after the Bundesliga champions triggered the playmaker's reported €37m release clause.
Götze to join Bayern from Dortmund this summer
Mario Götze applauding the Dortmund fans earlier this month ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 23 April 2013, 11.10CET

Götze to join Bayern from Dortmund this summer

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Mario Götze will move to FC Bayern München in July after the Bundesliga champions triggered the playmaker's reported €37m release clause.

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that German international Mario Götze will move to rivals FC Bayern München in July.

The newly-crowned Bundesliga champions have triggered the release clause in the 20-year-old's contract, reported to be €37m. "We are deeply disappointed, but we emphasise that Mario and his agent have acted absolutely according to his contract," said Dortmund managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke.

The versatile Götze signed new terms with the Schwarzgelben in March 2012, tying himself to Dortmund until 2016. This summer's departure will end a 12-year association with the club with whom he won league titles in 2011 and 2012.

His current side could yet meet his future employers in next month's UEFA Champions League showpiece, with both in semi-final action this week. Bayern host FC Barcelona tonight while Dortmund welcome Real Madrid CF on Wednesday.

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