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Felix Gotze, the brother of Mario Gotze, has left Bayern Munich to join FC Augsburg for an undisclosed fee.
maxbet The 20-year-old right-back, who can also play as a centre-back and in midfield, signed a professional deal with Bayern last summer but didn’t make a single senior appearance for the Bundesliga champions.
Gotze had been with Bayern since 2014 and made five appearances in the UEFA Youth League last term, scoring one goal and providing one assist.
Augsburg finished 12th in the Bundesliga in 2017/18, taking 41 points from their 34 matches.
Gotze is the club’s third summer signing following the arrivals of Andre Hahn from Hamburg and Julian Schieber from Hertha Berlin.
Speaking to Augsburg’s official website about the deal, club director Stefan Reuter said: “We are happy to welcome Felix Gotze, a talented young player, to FC Augsburg.
“He is very willing to learn and already well educated, so we believe that he can take his next steps as a professional here.”
Gotze himself said: “I watched closely at FC Augsburg and saw how much confidence young players have here. Therefore, I think that the change to Augsburg is just the thing [for me] to be able to develop as best as possible.”