Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka has revealed that he will resolve his future when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The Germany international has just six months left on his present deal, and he is yet to commit to a new contract at Gelsenkirchen despite the club prepared to make him their highest-earner in history.
Speaking after Saturday’s 2-2 draw versus Koln, the Confederations Cup winner revealed that he would be making a decision on his future next month, he said: “I have to find out for myself what the next step should be. There doesn’t exist a deadline, but I think we are in the final phase. The final decision will be made in January.”
Goretzka joined Schalke from Bochum back in the summer of 2013, and he has since transformed into an influential player in the club’s ranks. Over the past 18 months, the playmaker has gained recognition with Germany on a regular basis, and he has had a top 2017 with six goals in 12 matches for Joachim Loew’s side.
As of now, the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and most-recently Manchester United are keeping a close watch on the box-to-box midfielder, while there is also interest elsewhere from Juventus and Barcelona.
The likes of Joel Matip, Sead Kolasinac and Eric Choupo-Moting have pursued Bosman moves to the Premier League previously, and there is every chance that Goretzka could follow the same suite as Schalke are prepared to risk him for the final six months of his contract.