According to German publication BILD, Real Madrid have registered interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka who also happens to be a transfer target for Manchester United.
AS relayed the report from BILD: “Real Madrid aspires to continue fishing in the troubled river of Bayern Munich.
“At least that is clear from the information published by Bild, a leading newspaper in Germany, which explains that Madrid has been interested in Leon Goretzka, midfielder of the Bavarian team, and that he has already let him know that if in June 2022 he leaves for free the team, the whites aspire to be their next project.”
Will Leon Goretzka choose Man United or Real Madrid?
The midfielder has only 12 months remaining on his current deal but it’s taking ages for Bayern Munich to make his agree to a new deal.
As per the reports, the 26-year-old wants €20m per year under the terms of his new deal but Bayern are ready to offer only €10 to €20m – at the moment.
Manchester United though are more than willing to meet Goretzka’s demands and this is something that could force the Bundesliga side to cash in on him this summer itself rather than risk losing him on a free transfer.
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The entry of Real Madrid complicates the matter even further and since they have gotten their hands on David Alaba, Florentino Perez will be really confident that he can land Leon Goretzka as well.
United could lose Paul Pogba to PSG this summer which is why they are so desperate to land a player like Goretzka before the new season kicks off.
Apart from the German international, Man United have also been linked with players like Camavinga and Ruben Neves but Goretzka will be the ideal choice given his experience at the European level.
Bayern Munich have not given up hopes of making the midfielder sign a new deal but with Man United and now Real Madrid interested in him, we don’t see the Bundesliga side being successful in their endeavours.