Goetze heads back to Dortmund
Germany's World Cup winning goalscorer Mario Goetze has returned to Borussia Dortmund after a frustrating three seasons with Bayern Munich, the clubs announced Thursday.
The 24-year-old has never established himself with the German champions. The clubs did not give a transfer fee but Bild newspaper said Dortmund paid between 22 and 25 million euros ($24-27.5 million).
That would mean Bayern have booked a loss of about 13 million euros on the price they paid for Goetze.
Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called the deal "a good solution for all sides".
Goetze scored the winning goal in Germany's World Cup final triumph over Argentina in 2014. But under Pep Guardiola, he was often on the Bayern substitutes' bench.
He was also often among the replacements for Germany at Euro 2016.