The Augsburg knee specialist Ulrich Boenisch examined Mario Götze in 2013 before he moved from BVB to Bayern. Now he has revealed how the medical check went.
The people of Munich wanted to keep the whole action a secret at the time, which is why Götze had to travel to Augsburg for a medical check-up.
“It was a transfer hammer back then. When he was examined by us, there was the highest level of alert. We distributed hats, used back entrances, pure discretion,” said Boenisch in an interview with the Augsburger Allgemeine.
In practice, “everything was blocked for two hours” so that the action would not be exposed. “It was a great experience, also because he is a personable, polite guy,” said Boenisch, who is one of the leading knee specialists in Europe.
Götze moved from BVB to FC Bayern in 2013 for a transfer fee of 37 million euros, but he was never able to fully assert himself there. He went back to Dortmund three years later and has been playing for PSV Eindhoven since 2020.