Manchester United have been linked with a move from Leon Goretzka as the midfielder entered the final year of his contract with Bayern Munich.
Goretzka’s future at the Bundesliga club seems uncertain as the 26-year-old is out of contract next summer as Bayern face the decision to meet several high-profile stars who are nearing the end of their respective contracts.
Renewals for Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich and Kingsley Coman are proving difficult and difficult in the current financial climate SportPicture report that Manchester United is monitoring the former’s situation at the Allianz Arena.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad isn’t actively looking for a new central midfielder right now, but the uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba – another player whose contract expires in 2022 – means the Red Devils are making contingency plans.
Bayern are said to have offered Goretzka a salary of between € 10 million and € 12 million to extend his contract, although the midfielder is aiming for par with Leroy Sane, who is said to earn around € 20 million per season.
United are said to be ready to meet those demands, but will face competition for the German international’s signature as both Real Madrid and Barcelona are considering a move.
The Premier League’s reported interest in Goretzka could of course be a tried and tested negotiating tactic to secure an improved contract offer, although Bayern have previously shown that they are unwilling to pay exorbitant wages.
David Alaba was allowed to join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer after the club decided not to meet their high salary demands while goal machine Robert Lewandowski is said to be “restless” amid the lack of progress and “thin” clubs in the squad.
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