Goretzka finally discusses future plans; Liverpool, Manchester United interested

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  • Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka says he’ll make a decision on his future in January
  • Come the New Year, the 22-year-old midfielder can sign for any non-German team on a Bosman
  • Manchester United, Bayern, Arsenal and Liverpool are all interested
  • SEE MORE: Another twist in the Goretzka transfer chase…

Leon Goretzka has not yet named the club he’s going to sign for in time for next season, if any.

The 22-year-old is a target for Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, claim Sky Sports, but Liverpool are long-term admirers of the Germany international.

Goretzka is Schalke’s best player, but it’s looking increasingly unlikely that he’ll remain in Gelsenkirchen from 2018/19 onwards.

“I have to find out for myself what the next step should be,” Goretzka said, reported in the Echo.

“I have to consider a million things. I am a person who is very meticulous in such decisions. I play through all the scenarios. So I need time.

“There doesn’t exist a deadline, but I think we are in the final phase.

“The final decision will be made in January.”

Acquiring a player of Goretzka’s ilk on a free transfer would be incredible business. We signed Joel Matip on a Bosman from Schalke in 2016, but the young German is rated as one of the best midfielders in the world for his age.

He’s physical, technically capable and has started scoring goals to boot. For Joachim Lowe’s Germany team, he’s notched six in 12, bagging four in the Bundesliga this term as well.

Goretzka would be a seemingly perfect option in one of our no.8 positions alongside the anchorman, perhaps with the already purchased Naby Keita on the other side.



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