"Giving Up Is The Worst Thing To Do" Says Beckenbauer As World Cup Winner Eyes Munich Exit

Mario Gotze could join Juventus this summer...

Mario Gotze has been urged by Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer to stay with the German champions after rumours emerged the World Cup winner was considering a move to Juventus.

The 23-year-old has struggled to cement his place as a first team regular at Bayern and despite making 28 league starts last season the player is reportedly seeking a new challenge.

The attacking midfielder who has played in a variety of forward positions under the guidance of Pep Guardiola last season scored 15 goals for Die Bayern and grabbed three assists.

Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer has warned Mario Gotze that "giving up is the worst thing to do" and thinks the World Cup winner will begin to demonstrate the form that earned him the ‚37 million switch from Dortmund two years ago. Beckenbauer told Kicker:
"I'd stay with Bayern if I were him. "That's where he has the best conditions available and the best education. "Mario has to prevail, giving up is the worst thing he can do. "This is the sort of situation a footballer always encounters, at some point he has to take it on."
With Arturo Vidal on the verge of a ‚40m move to the Allianz Arena it could mean that Gotze goes in the other direction and joins the Scudetto winners. Pep Guardiola stated that Gotze who's contract runs out in 2017 would not be leaving Bayern this summer.

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