Leon Goretzka could soon be on the move to the Premier League, according to Oliver Bierhoff.
Germany’s general manager feels that the Bundesliga will continue to lose its more promising stars to the Premier League due to gap in finances between the two leagues.
He cited the Premier League’s TV rights deal, which has seen absurd amounts of money fall into clubs’ hands, as a big advantage for England.
“We feel that England, because of the amount of money you have with TV rights, young talented players like Leroy Sane and Leon Goretzka are moving to England,” Bierhoff said, as reported by the Daily Star.
“And this is not good for our league but also for the quality of our game.
“We have to pay attention and invest again and again in the education of our coaches.”
It’s unclear if Bierhoff is just speculating about Goretzka or if this is his own information.
The Schalke midfielder has been linked with a move to either Arsenal or Tottenham.
His contract expires in the summer, which could lead to a cut-price deal in January should no extension be agreed.
Arsenal were linked with him during the summer, along with several other clubs such as Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
The 22-year-old is a very promising player who plays a dynamic role in midfield and is now appearing more regularly for the German national team.
He has six goals in 12 caps for his country and has made 10 appearances for Schalke this season, scoring four times and assisting once.
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