Sky Sports: Manchester United Planning A Sensational Move For Bundesliga Star

Schalke's Leon Goretzka celebrates scoring their first goal.

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Manchester United are interested in the possibility of signing Leon Goretzka.

Sky Sports broke the news earlier today, claiming to be informed by sources about the Old Trafford outfit’s interest in bringing in the German.

Goretzka has been on the radar of a number of clubs lately, with several reports claiming that Arsenal and Manchester City are also keen on signing him.

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The 22-year-old has started to make a name for himself in Germany, and has shown rapid progress over the previous year. He has developed into one of the brightest young talents around Europe, and it is no wonder that so many elite clubs are keen to secure his signature.

The midfielder only has a few months left to run on his current contract with Schalk,e and will be a free agent in the summer.

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The Bundesliga outfit has offered the young star fresh terms, including the chance to become the highest paid player in their history, but he appears set to turn them down and seek a greater challenge at a bigger club.

He will be free to speak to other clubs in January and negotiate a pre-contract agreement. With a number of clubs vying for his signature, it looks as though it will be a case of who gets to him first.

Whichever club is successful in the chase, however, will be signing a player with real potential to become a world beater some day.

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Goretzka is a midfielder who can either play on the flanks or in the center of the pitch. His versatility is sure to go down well with Jose Mourinho, but he has also added a goal-scoring touch to his game this season.

Last year, he managed only 5 goals all season, but he has already found the net 4 times so far this campaign, and is destined to add more in the coming games.

The starlet has also represented his country on an international level on 12 occasions, and has an incredible record of 6 goals in 12 games for the senior German side.

Mourinho has been longing for a creative player out wide, as well as a midfielder who can compliment and work well alongside Paul Pogba. Goretzka seems to fit the bill perfectly at the moment, and it appears likely that United will jump into negotiations as soon as January rolls by.

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Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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