There are so many more facets to Mario Gotze's game which make him a desirable target for Europe's top teams.
His vision and creativity are hugely important—and impressive—in his playmaking role, but he also possesses the speed and stamina to play a wider role if needed. His versatility will effectively let him perform well from any position in the attack.
Gotze already counts two Bundesliga titles to his name, as well as a German Cup win, and has won over 20 international caps and scored five goals for one of the national teams with the strongest depth in attack—and all this by the age of 20.
As he continues to improve tactically and mentally as he gets older, he could genuinely become one of the biggest match-winners around, up there with the likes of the Ballon d'Or nominees.
A big showing in next season's Champions League, as well as progressing further in this season's event, and a successful performance in the 2014 World Cup will likely see him hailed as one of the best players in the world.
An estimated market value of in excess of €40 million could easily go higher in that case.
Gotze is the real deal, and the biggest and most successful clubs in the world will be eagerly awaiting the moment he decides to leave Borussia Dortmund and try his luck elsewhere.
Statistics and player data taken from WhoScored.com and TransferMarkt.co.uk