Forgotten man Mario Gotze could be set for a return to the German national team, with the 29-year-old well on the radar of new manager Hansi Flick.
Gotze has been capped 63 times by Germany and scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina.
But the former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich man's career has dipped in recent years, partly due to a metabolic disorder affecting his muscles.
Gotze hasn't played for Germany for over three years now, however his recent form with PSV has been extremely impressive and he's scored four goals in as many games for the Dutch side so far this term.
He struck three times in Champions League play-off wins over Galatasaray and Midtjylland and was also on target as PSV beat Ajax in the Johan Cruyff Shield at the weekend.
2014 Germany World Cup hero Mario Gotze scored twice in PSV's first game of the season, a Champions League qualifier.- B/R Football (@brfootball) July 21, 2021
His teammates were pumped for him pic.twitter.com/7HJJCYRx2i
And Flick, who has replaced Joachim Low, has liked what he's seen from Gotze.
"Götze is back on track in Eindhoven," Flick said as per Voetbal Primeur.
"He scores and is important for the team."
Gotze made his debut for Germany against Sweden in November 2010 and was a mainstay in the national team during his time at Bayern and Dortmund.
He signed a two-year deal with PSV and after a strong start to life in the Eredivisie, Low opened the door for a Gotze return in November last year.
"We don't lose sight of him, of course," Low told Sports Buzzer.
"He looks very fresh and very agile, the joy can be seen in him. He needs that for his light-footedness, for his variability.
"Everything was always focused on him. He had a backpack on with the 2014 goal, which must have been a heavy burden.
'That's why I'm happy for him that he has started so well in Eindhoven."
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