Free-agent Mario Goetze, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final for Germany, signed a two-year deal with PSV Eindhoven, the Dutch club said on Tuesday. Borussia Dortmund was released in June after fighting with form and injury.
Goetze, 28, is a graduate of Dortmund’s Youth Academy but moved to Bayern Munich in 2013.
He returned to the Ruhr Valley Club in 2016, but failed to obtain a regular starting point and was allowed to leave at the end of his deal.
Goetze’s arrival is a coup for PSV, who elected German coach Roger Schmidt at the end of the season and signed fellow Bavarian Adrian Fein and Dutch centerman Marco van Ginkel from Chelsea before the transfer window closed on Monday.
Goetze was linked to several top European clubs, although he told German media that most of the stories were “total garbage.”