It’s hardly been a month since the closure of the summer transfer window, but the rumour mill keeps going on.
Manchester United’s transfer business can be termed as a success as almost every player seems to have seamlessly settled into the thick of things, a month and a half into the campaign. Romelu Lukaku has scored 11 in as many games so far, Nemanja Matic has started every game so far this season further highlighting his importance in the team and Victor Lindelof seems to be easing into life at Manchester.
With a competent squad and an unreal squad depth, it seems Jose wants to add more substance to his already impressive lineup, courtesy German’s next big thing, Leon Goretzka.
The midfielder for FC Schalke has really grown into his role of a central playmaker at the club. He was influential in Germany’s victory in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, member of a group of young and passionate individuals.
It would seem strange, Mourinho’s recent urge to further strengthen his midfield, but Goretzka’s armoury possesses a unique skill set. Only 22, he still has a long way to go in terms of personal achievements but does seem ready for a bigger challenge. Having turned quite a lot of heads in Germany and elsewhere, Barcelona and Manchester United seem to be the frontrunners in landing his signature. Barcelona however, admitted having dropped out of the race, leaving Manchester United with little opposition to sign the German international.
If the signs are anything to go by, it seems like a match made in heaven. Leon Goretzka is exactly the player Manchester United need, and they are exactly the club he needs to progress.
Referred to as the best talent to have emerged from Germany in quite some time by his head coach at VfL Bochum, Peter Neururer said that he had “never seen an eighteen-year-old footballer which had a potential as Goretzka”
Goretzka has an eye for scoring goals and is known to be a good distributor of the ball across the pitch. His shooting from long range has elicited comparisons to Paul Scholes, a legend at the club that aims to sign him. Manchester United too, have definitely missed a player of the mould of Paul Scholes, and if Leon becomes even half the player Paul was, we might be in for a treat.
Whether he comes to United or not, is a different question altogether. But if he does make the trip to Old Trafford, he will fit in as smoothly as butter.