With one year on his current contract, Manchester United are reportedly considering a transfer for the German midfielder in 2022.
According to Christian Falk (via BILD), United have offered him a higher salary than Bayern and see him as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba.
– Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 23, 2021
Goretzka has been offered 10 to 12 million euros by Bayern to extend his stay, but he is looking for a significant salary envelope of 20 million euros to match Leroy Sane’s salary, according to German media.
The club don’t want to lose their star man, but are reportedly unwilling to pay too much due to the player’s poor injury record.
Léon Goretzka’s camp is irritated that contract talks have not yet resumed as planned. Other clubs are seriously involved. Manchester United have submitted a concrete contract offer for 2022 that exceeds Bayern’s current offer [@SPORTBILD] pic.twitter.com/YzMOKzsc43
– Bayern and Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 20, 2021
Man Utd have submitted a contract offer to Leon Goretzka for the end of the season, according to Sport Bild. His current contract with Bayern Munich expires in 2022 and he has a story, ending his Schalke contract to join Bayern. #MUFC #FC Bayern
– Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) July 20, 2021
However, according to Fabrizio Romano, Bayern president Herbert Hainer has confirmed the German club’s intention to keep Goretzka.
In an interview with German outlet Spox, he touched on the rumors surrounding the 26-year-old’s future.
“We are in good and constructive talks with Goretzka to extend the contract, ditto for Kimmich. Further talks can now take place. Hope we can find a solution. “
Bayern president Herbert Hainer responds to rumors from Leon Goretzka and Man United: “We are in good and constructive talks with Goretzka to extend the contract, ditto for Kimmich. Further talks can now take place. I hope we can find a solution ”, told @spox. 🔴 #Bayern #MUFC
-Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 28, 2021
It would reiterate Manchester Evening News’ claim that a player’s agent once again used United’s name to get a better deal.
After signing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, the Red Devils are looking for a central midfielder.
Goretzka is expected to stay at Bayern and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look for alternatives.
Five weeks before the transfer window, the hunt for the midfield is well and truly launched!