Mario Gomez returned to German football with Wolfsburg in the summer.
Regarded as one of the best German strikers in the last few decades, his return was seen as a major force that would turn Wolfsburg into potential title contenders alongside Bayern Munich. The last time Gomez played in the Bundesliga was back in the 2013 season when he won the title with Bayern. Even though the striker has come back as a 31-year-old, he still was seen as someone who could contribute to Wolfsburg in a big way at least for the next couple of years.
However, few would have expected Gomez to struggle as much as he has in the opening few months of the season. The 31-year-old is still waiting for his first goal for Wolfsburg despite making six appearances in the league. Gomez claims that the lack of goals is not down to the poor performances, but because other factors like luck have come into play. Continue reading http://Mario%20Gomez%20Relaxed%20about%20Goal%20Drought%20with%20Wolfsburg
After spending the last few seasons in Italy, Mario Gomez has managed to secure a return to German football after signing for Wolfsburg.
The German international has spent the entirety of his career in German football apart from the three years at Fiorentina. This was seen as a move that would reinvigorate his career after he had lost his place in the Bayern Munich team. It was not long ago that Gomez was the most expensive player in German football after his £ 35 million transfer from Stuttgart in 2009. He went on to make more than 170 appearances for Bayern in all competitions
This period was also highly successful for the player in terms of trophies since he managed to win several league titles and the Champions League medal. Gomez had earlier won only one major honour in his career before his move to Bayern. Since the transfer to Italy, his career has been on a downward spiral. There was even a loan move to Turkish football that came about last season. His interest in scoring record with Besiktas last season is thought to have been one of the main factors in convincing Wolfsburg to pay this transfer fee.
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Besiktas president Fikret Orman has confirmed that the club are still retaining hope that they can bring in Fiorentina forward Mario Gomez before the end of the transfer window.
Turkish football may be in a state of despair due to the violence happening in the region, but the sport has continued to thrive even in the absence of peace. After having recently achieved immense success in the Turkish league, Besiktas are looking to build on this platform by continuously finishing ahead of teams like Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. The signing of a player like Gomez could significantly alter the stance of the club.
Gomez has been one of the consistent goalscorer’s in European football over the last decade. He was a regular for the German national team before really concentrating on club football following his move away from Bayern Munich in 2007. Over the years, there have been various rumours linking the forward with a move to some of them top clubs. This has certainly subsided since the player at 31 years of age is not an attractive proposition for the really top clubs. Besiktas, however, will appreciate the fact that Gomez will come into the squad adding a lot of experience.
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There are media reports that Premier League club West Ham might make a move for German striker Mario Gomez.
Indeed, the latter has been in great form at the Euros and currently lead the German goal scoring chart at the tournament. It is believed that many clubs are interested in the player it is West Ham that might be leading the race at the moment
West Ham, who will be playing at the Olympic Stadium as from next season, is keen to make a marquee signing ahead of the new season. They will believe that a player like Mario Gomez will improve the team and may attract other big names to the club. They will also be increasing their chances of holding on to players such as Dimitri Payet that may be tempted to move to a club with bigger ambition.
It is believed that West Ham manager SlavenBilic has been closely monitoring the player at the Euros, and he has asked the club owners for the money to sign the player.
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A lot of European clubs are on the heels of Mario Gomez as they jostle to get his signature ahead of the new campaign, according to reports. The Fiorentina man has a lot of admirers, with a lot of top clubs included.
The player spent the last term on loan with Turkish champions Besiktas where he was impressive, scoring 26 goals in the league and helping them to glory. The player has returned to play with the Serie A side, Fiorentina where he has been since joining them in 2013. Continue reading http://EUROPEAN%20CLUBS%20WANT%20MARIO%20GOMEZ
Mario Gomez has hinted that he might be staying at Besiktas next season.
This news came amidst of rumours that Manchester United and Real Madrid might be interested in signing the German international. Gomez is currently on loan for two seasons from Italian club Fiorentina.
Mario Gomez has stated that he might well be staying next season and that his agents will be having talks over the summer with both Fiorentina as well as Besiktas. For the time being, he wants just to focus on winning the title with Besiktas, and he has urged fans to stay behind the team. Indeed, he wanted to clarify the situation as there were increasing rumors that he would be leaving the club in the summer.
Gomez told Besiktas supporters that he just want to play football and that he has not decided to leave the club.
A Besiktas board member last month stated that Mario Gomez will still be at the club next season. He said that the club will be holding talks with the German international ahead of the Euros and that he is confident that the situation will be finalized before the tournament. He said that Mario Gomez is an important player for the club and that the Turkish club will do everything they can to hold on to their star player. Continue reading http://Mario%20Gomez%20to%20stay%20at%20Besiktas%20next%20season
World best footballer, Lionel Messi scored his 50th goal for his country in the 2-0 victory against Bolivia. The victory puts Argentina in a good place for world Cup qualification. The game played on Tuesday lifts Argentina a point ahead of Chile and Columbia.
Argentina has garnered eleven points from six games and sits third in the CONCACAF region. Uruguay and Ecuador both have 13 points each. They both place first and second respectively.
In the match against Bolivia, prolific defender Gabriel Mercado opened the scoring with a goal in the 21st minute. He was the same player who scored the winner in the keenly contested 2-1 away victory against Chile.
After Mercado’s goal, Ronald Eguino was fouled by Bolivia’s Ever Banega. Lionel Messi took the spot kick and scored his 499th career goal. With the International goal, he moved within six goals of Gabriel Batistuta’s record for Argentina.
After the game, Lionel Messi told TyC Sports: “This (campaign) is very long and what’s important is that we won and remain on course. I’m happy with goal number 50 but more because we won and this helps to keep growing.”
Argentina’s coach also praised the team for the effort to get maximum points in this round of games in the qualifiers. Gerardo Martino said: “It was fundamental to get the six points. I think we played a serious match and won well.” Continue reading http://MESSI%20SCORES%2050TH%20INTERNATIONAL%20GOAL
Mario Gomez’s time in Fiorentina was underwhelming as the German attacker was plagued by injuries which kept him out of action for a significantly long period of time and he was eventually loaned out to Besikas on a season long deal and the Turkish club has the option of signing Gomez on a permanent deal.
Even though Gomez finished his last season by only scoring 4 goals in 20 appearances, this has not stopped Besiktas on taking a risk and signing Gomez on a loan deal and even though it has been less than 1 year since Gomez joined Besiktas, he has already made a huge impact after scoring 14 goals in 5 months with the Turkish side.
14 goals in 5 months might not seem like a very impressive feat but taking into consideration that Mario Gomez needed 2 years in order to score that same amount of goals, the German is going through a much better season which is good news for the German forward who is trying to spark his career back to life.
Besiktas has the option of turning the loan deal of Mario Gomez into a permanent one and for an extremely cheap price of only €1.000, all fingers are pointing towards Besiktas keeping hold of Mario Gomez beyond his current loan deal which is bad news for Manchester United as the Premier League club has been interested in signing Gomez for these past few transfer window but they have failed on signing him and Besiktas is now on an advantageous position of securing the services of a renowned player without having to spend a large amount of money.
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Mario Gomez has seen his career take a huge turn in a fairly short period of time as the German attacker was a consistent starter in Bayern Munich and helped the club in lifting major titles including: Bundesliga and the Champions League but that would be the high point in the career of Gomez as he later went on to join Fiorentina where he struggled to make an impact after scoring less than 10 goals in 2 seasons for the Italian club.
After having spent such a mediocre campaign with Fiorentina, the Italian club opted to allow Besiktas on making a move for Mario Gomez as he joined the Turkish outfit on a season long loan deal and they have the option to buy Gomez when the loan deal reaches it’s end.
The 30 year old German forward has revealed that he received offers from clubs in Germany as well as England in the Premier League but he decided to join Besiktas as it’s a better chance for him to play regularly in the main team and prepare himself for the upcoming 2016 Euro’s.
The 2016 Euro’s is less than 1 year away from kicking off and Mario Gomez is hoping that he can get in the German national and perform in the approaching tournament.
“I had offers also from England and Germany. Of course I know that the Turkish league is not on the same level as the Bundesliga, the Italian, Spanish or English leagues and looking from the outside, it’s a step back from Bayern to Fiorentina and then to Turkey, but everybody has the right to say what they like.’’
“I am 100 percent convinced by my decision and it is a considered choice.The European Championship next year is a big aim of mine and of course I believe I can make it there too. I just needed to take this step for Euro 2016. The coming months will show what direction things will move in.”
Even if Mario Gomez does get a starting role in Besiktas and starts scoring goals on a consistent basis in his new club, it will not guarantee him a place in the starting XI lineup of Joachim Low as the coach of the German national side has a lot of players who are competing for a chance to get into in his main team.
Mario Gomez has gone from being a regular player in Bayern Munich and winning Bundesliga titles to turning into an unused substitute for Fiorentina. In 2 seasons, Gomez has made a total of 29 appearances for the Italian outfit Fiorentina and it has become clear that Gomez does not play an important role for Fiorentina and might not ever will.
Having only scored 4 goals in 20 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina, Vincenzo Montella does not have faith in Gomez and it’s staying to become more evident from what has happened in the past few months where Gomez has only been able to make 2 appearances from the last 8 matches of Fiorentina.
Gomez has a contract with Fiorentina which extends until 2017 but he being rumored of making a move to the American League, the MLS.
The New York Red Bulls and New York City FC are the clubs of the MLS that Gomez is being linked with but the German forward might be just too far away from the reach of the American clubs. Continue reading http://The%20MLS%20is%20a%20possible%20destination%20for%20Fiorentina’s%20Mario%20Gomez