BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke congratulated league competitor Eintracht Frankfurt on signing ex-protégé Mario Götze.
“I’m happy for the whole Bundesliga,” said the 63-year-old sports1. The former Dortmund and Bayern midfielder “decisively shaped German football history. I can only congratulate Eintracht Frankfurt on this great transfer,” Watzke continued.
Götze had signed a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt yesterday, Tuesday, making his return to the Bundesliga perfect. The Hessians made use of an exit clause of four million euros and thus freed the playmaker from PSV Eindhoven until 2024 despite the contract.
For the Dutch, the 2014 world champion was one of the top performers last year. In 52 games, the 30-year-old scored twelve goals and provided eleven other assists. In the Bundesliga, Götze was previously under contract with BVB (2001-2013 & 2016-2020) and FC Bayern (2013-2016).