Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle are partnering up in the business world - by investing in a cannabis company.

The two produced moments of magic on the pitch together, namely combining to win Germany the World Cup in 2014.

But they will now work off of it, working on a different sort of high in the medicinal cannabis world.

After retiring in the summer, Schurrle has been in close contact with Sanity Group.

He has been placing funds in the company, which was founded in 2018.

Based in Berlin, they produce cannabis for medicinal purposes - which is legal in the country.

Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle are investing in a cannabis company

The plant has been used to ease pain, relieve stress and anxiety and help recovery.

And Gotze, a former Borussia Dortmund teammate of Schurrle's, has also been lined up as a potential investor according to Bild.

But they are not the only famous faces, with popstar Will.i.am, former Germany midfielder Dennis Aogo and model Stefanie Giesinger also involved.

According to Bild, a top company spokesman told them that they have been in close contact with Schurrle and Gotze since early 2020.

It has reported that all parties have been in talks almost non-stop with all keen to take part.

Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun helped the business get off the ground with a £20m start-up investment.

Gotze and Schurrle are moving into business together

Schurrle has called time on his career at the age of 30 after admitting he had fallen out of love with the game.

He had spells at Chelsea and Fulham in the Premier League, as well as Bayer Leverkusen and Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

His last club was Spartak Moscow, where he played on loan from the Signal Iduna Park outfit.

Gotze was also at Dortmund while Schurrle was there but left in the summer on a free transfer.

He currently plies his trade with PSV Eindhoven but has suffered injury worries throughout his career.

In 2017, he was diagnosed with a metabolic disease which was later found out to be myopathy, a muscular disorder which affects the fibres in the muscles, meaning they do not function correctly.