Leon Goretzka is one of the most in-demand midfielders in the Bundesliga today, but his future may have already been sorted.
Raphael Honigstein reports that Bayern Munich have reached an agreement with £21m-rated Goretzka to make the move to the Allianz Arena in 2018.
My understanding that he's agreed terms with them. Will arrive 2018. (Another reason why the Bayern-Keita story is pure fantasy, btw)
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) July 19, 2017
The former Bochum starlet only has a year to run on his contract and is also a reported target for Arsenal and Barcelona, this summer, but the pair appear to have missed the boat on this one.
Goretzka impressed at the Confederations Cup for Germany during the summer, seemingly prompting Bayern Munich to make their move.
Bayern have made a habit of signing the Bundesliga’s best talents a year early, with Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule the latest to join the club after deals for the pair were agreed a year ago – and Goretzka is to follow suit.
deal with Bayern is done.
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) July 25, 2017
Real Madrid were also interested in Goretzka but the midfielder will be joining Bayern, Honigstein claims.