It was one of the most high-profile break-ups of 2013.
Gotze’s move to the Allianz came in the aftermath of Bayern’s Champions League Final win over Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side at Wembley.
And while striker Robert Lewandowski was soon to follow Gotze from Dortmund to Munich, Marco Reus sent a strong message to the fans and the club over his loyalties by signing another long-term deal.
Gotze’s decision to move spelled the end of his formidable partnership with pal Reus, with the pair billed as football’s biggest bromance.
But today, they have been reunited.
Despite winning three league titles and going on to score the winning goal in the World Cup Final against Argentina in 2014, Gotze’s playing time at Bayern has ultimately been limited.
The playmaker has now opted for a return to the Westfallenstadion ahead of the new season – where he will link up once again with Reus.
Germany international Reus was clearly delighted to learn the news as he took to Twitter to welcome his old friend back to the club earlier today.
You can check out his post below.
Welcome back ???⚽️ @MarioGoetze
— Marco Reus (@woodyinho) July 21, 2016
We cannot wait to see these two back together again!