Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka is not considering leaving the club, despite talks about a new deal with the German giants who remain.
The 26-year-old has entered the last 12 months of his contract, and despite Bayern’s best efforts, he has not yet put paper on paper for an extension, believing that his rise as one of the world’s best midfielders justifies a higher salary.
Goretzka has aroused interest from Man Utd / Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images
Manchester United are keen to take advantage of that and have temporarily promised Goretzka a cool £ 200,000 a week if he joins as a free agent next summer.
But according to Goal and Spox, the 26-year-old is not really aware of outside interests and is instead only focused on striking out a new deal with Bayern, with whom he wants to stay for a while longer.
Those in charge in Bavaria – CEO Oliver Kahn, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and president Herbert Hainer – are all convinced that Goretzka is not looking for an exit, unlike both David Alaba and Kingsley Coman.
Talks are underway between Goretzka and Bayern in an attempt to find a compromise that is much more likely than previous reports suggest.
Goretzka had allegedly pledged more than £ 300,000 a week in a new contract, with Bayern’s weekly limit reported at close to £ 200,000, but such claims have been abolished and such a gap in requirements does not exist.
All indications are that Goretzka, who is also interesting to Real Madrid and Barcelona, will remain at the Allianz Arena, where Julian Naglesmann is looking forward to counting on the midfielder for many more years.
“I would be very happy to have many years of the hopeful era with Leon because I like him a lot, because I will have an excellent partnership with him and because he is one of the most dangerous midfielders in Europe,” said the manager. . .
Goretzka was appointed as a replacement for Paul Pogba / BSR Agency / Getty Images
This means that United will probably be forced to look elsewhere in their search for a new midfielder, which could postpone the priority list if Paul Pogba does not commit to his future for the club.
Paris Saint-Germain are pushing hard for the Frenchman and are also locked in a battle with United over Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.