Mario Gotze has been told to join Everton or West Ham in a bit to find fitness and form after a disappointing second spell at Borussia Dortmund.
The 27-year-old won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund before returning to the club after a three-year spell at rivals Bayern Munich.
Gotze won the title in each of those three seasons, but has failed to recapture his form under Lucien Favre and has now been linked with a move away from Germany.
Michael Rummenigge who also played for the two biggest German clubs, has now opened up on how Gotze could recapture his former glories with a move to the Premier League, while mentioning two side that he could join.
Rummenigge told Sportbuzzer : "I'm thinking [he could sign for] clubs like Everton or West Ham or some Italian middle-of-the-table club.”
Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees sit 12th in the table after poor start to the season under Marco Silva, with David Moyes and West Ham on the brink of the relegation zone in 16th.
He added: ”In the Bundesliga, he could fit with Borussia Monchengladbach or [Bayer] Leverkusen.
“I hope that he shakes off the pressure and finds his way although, right now, I have my doubts."
Rummenigge also opens up on how Gotze’s winning goal in extra-time of the 2014 World Cup final makes him feel sad about the player’s current situation, as the likes of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland take the league by storm.
He went on to say: "When I give lectures, I always show the audience one scene at the end – Mario Gotze's goal in the 2014 World Cup final. I always see a smile on the faces and I enjoy it, too.
"At the same time, I always feel a little sad. I wonder what has happened since then.
“What happened to this outstanding soccer player who could do everything? I can't find answers to these questions. Probably only Mario Gotze himself can find them.
"The crux of the matter was his move to Bayern. When he went to Munich in the summer of 2013, his development was not yet complete.
“Even after returning to Dortmund, he never really got back to his best there.
"He has to change some things. He lost his speed and should change his game, be more of a playmaker. He is no striker."
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