Multiple European giants ready to break the bank for Schalke superstar!
Leon Goretzka is one of the most promising young German players. The Schalke superstar is reportedly attracting many top tier European Clubs especially after his prominent performances in the Confederations Cup. Goretzka has not signed the contract extension with Schalke yet and is free to walk away from the club at the end of next season with interest coming from clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. According to some sources, even Manchester City joined the race for Goretzka. Arsenal was also highly linked with the player in recent times.
Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona are the two main favourites to sign Goretzma at present. However, he has many options in hand. European Giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain are also interested to seal the deal for the midfilelder.
The German made a desicion to join Bayern in May, but the interest from FC Barcelona made him reconsider. FC Barcelona, on the other hand are desperate to sign a midfielder who would be a long term replacement for Andres Iniesta. The Club’s attempt to sign Phillip Coutinho ended in failure or rather can be termed as a disaster even though the player was interested to join the club. The deal of Goretzka to Barcelona can prove to be great for both the parties as the German international could be a perfect fit for the in the role.
However, Goretzka can also join his German and former Schalke teammates, Julian Draxler in PSG or Leory Sane in Manchester City. Both of them made their name at Schalke before being involved in a big move. It seems that Goretzka is close to join any other club in the same manner.
The Schalke man is estimated to worth 62 million euros after the huge market inflation in the summer transfer window. Nonetheless, this can be a huge blow for the German side as Goretzka is one of their most important players and it will be really difficult for Schalke to find a replacement incase he leaves.