- Mario Gotze
Another highly-rated young German gun, Mario Gotze, along with Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski, made waves with Borussia Dortmund, who successfully squashed Bayern’s domestic dominance. The Yellow Brigade were an emerging force in Germany, and Gotze was one of the central figures to it.
Weary, the Bavarians tried to restore the hegemony by first signing him for €37 million, followed by the stellar move of Lewandowski. Nonetheless, Gotze would never emulate the heroics of Dortmund in Bayern colors and after three struggling years, moved back to his boyhood club, Borussia Dortmund.