Manchester United is interested in signing Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to Sky Sports News.
Goretzka, 22, is set to have his contract with the German club expire in June and as such will be free to negotiate a pre-contract with interested clubs starting from January 1.
Schalke remain committed to prolonging Goretzka’s stay in Gelsenkirchen and have offered the German international a new contract which would make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Goretzka is regarded as one of the best talents in German football. The Bochum native is a versatile midfielder capable of playing centrally and out wide.
The 22-year-old is enjoying another fine season in Germany – registering 4 goals in 10 Bundesliga appearances and is well on his way to besting his season-high career goal total of 5 goals set last season.
Goretzka has also made quite the mark at the international stage. The Schalke man has 12 German caps to his name and 6 goals in those matches.
United face competition from Barcelona, Juventus, Tottenham, and Arsenal for Goretzka’s signature.