A dead king, king put. That must be one of the most repeated premises when the transfer market opens its doors. And to it a Manchester United who, fearing to lose Paul Pogba, has already identified his potential replacement: Leon Goretzka. The Bayern midfielder ends his contract in 2022, like the French international, and his renewal walks between questions. Hence, according to Sport Bild, the Red Devils join the list of teams that value their incorporation.
Goretzka, at 26, has taken a step forward this season after the departure of Thiago to Liverpool and is happy at the club and would like to be one of the faces of Julian Nagelsmann’s new Bayern, whom he considers can be a great support for his evolution as a footballer. Instead, does not agree with the salary offered by the Bavarian giant in the first conversations (about ten million a year for four more seasons) to sign a new agreement, as the aforementioned media adds.
The fact that the Allianz offered some 19.5 million to Alaba to renew, an offer that he rejected to finish in Madrid, it makes both our protagonist and Kimmich or Coman take down with requests close to the one presented to the Austrian defender. What’s more, the former Schalke 04 player recently hired Thomas Kroth to lead the negotiations, an advisor with whom Hasan Salihamidzic, sports director of the entity, does not have a good relationship: the high amounts demanded for the new contract of Manuel Neuer, he asked for up to 23 million a year at first, are to blame.
Real Madrid and Barcelona days ago they echoed the fallow in which the contractual situation of Goretzka was, in the same way that a Manchester United does that handles a similar situation with Pogba. As Goretzka, the world champion, who has been one of the most outstanding footballers of the French team in the European Championship, ends his association with the Red devils in 2022. He has an agent, Mino Raiola, who will not make things easy at Old Trafford. In the past he already slipped that his client would leave Manchester.
However, since the famous statements, the situation of the midfielder has changed and went from having a dubious performance to becoming capital in the scheme of an Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has always trusted him. In England they point out that United are keen to make Pogba the highest paid in the Premier League, with a salary of more than 24 million euros a year, but Given the uncertainty surrounding the future of Lagny-sur-Marne, they do not take their eyes off Gortezka. From box-to-box to box-to-box.