Leon Goretzka has been linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs in recent weeks and months, but one major contender for his signature appear to have ruled themselves out of the running for now.
He is certainly a great player, but for Barcelona it is too soon. I travel around the world in search of great talent, but our demands are extremely high.
Goretzka was impressive for Germany at the Confederations Cup back in the summer and has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich next summer when his contract expires.
Schalke have tried to offer him a new contract to stay at the Bundesliga club but so far their efforts have been unrewarded as a move away is growing increasingly likely.