Leon Goretzka will let the world know where he’ll be playing football next season imminently.
The 22-year-old German international is leaving Schalke on a Bosman, refusing to extend terms on his contract which runs out in less than six months.
Agent gives Liverpool hope RE Leon Goretzka
Liverpool are very keen and have contacted the midfielder’s agents in an attempt to thrash out a deal, but perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are favourites.
They’ve been very public about their interest and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed Goretzka will alert everyone to his decision soon.
He told Sky: “You only have an agreement, when the contract is signed and the player passed the medical tests. We are not that far yet.
“Now the player has to decide, I heard the decision will be made within the next days, so before the end of January.
“And of course it would be very nice, if he decides to join Bayern Munich.”
Bayern have a habit of hoovering up all the best German talent, so we wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve managed to charm Goretzka.
But Klopp has pulling power too, having already convinced Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita to sign ahead of some enormous clubs.
With Emre Can certain to leave, Goretzka would be a timely boost.