German midfielder Mario Gotze has signed a €26 million ($28.7 million) contract to return to Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich, according to The Guardian.
Gotze wrote on his Facebook page that he regretted deciding to leave Dortmund in 2013.
“Today, three years later and at 24, I look at that decision in a different light,” he said. “I can understand that many fans could not accept my decision. I wouldn’t reach it today either.”
Gotze came up in the Dortmund academy and called Signal Iduna Park his “home.”
Gotze, 24, played three years with Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola, helping his squad win three Bundesliga titles, two German cups, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. He gained additional international fame when he scored the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.