Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka is unhappy with the constant speculation about his future and reiterated that “nothing has been agreed” with any other club.
The German midfielder has a year remaining on his current deal with Schalke and is being linked with the likes of Arsenal and Bayern Munich.
There were reports that Goretzka had agreed to join Bayern on a free transfer next summer. However, the 22-year-old has said nothing has been agreed and he’s growing tired of the speculation.
“It is really getting on my nerves,” he said, reports the Daily Star. “I can see why it interests people but I can only repeat once again, there’s nothing new to report with Munich. I have clearly denied there is an agreement in place with any club. I can promise you this is the case.”
This might give hope to Arsenal, who are said to be interested in signing the midfielder. It seemed like they were about to miss out, but could now have an opening to bring him to the Emirates Stadium ahead of the new season. Should Goretzka not sign a new contract, he’ll be able to talk with other clubs from January 1 onwards.
Goretzka is one of the brightest prospects in German football, and recently made strides in the German national team during the Confederations Cup. There, he scored three goals and looked like an intelligent box-to-box midfielder. Whoever ends up signing him will be getting a bargain.
For now, though, it seems Goretzka wants to remain coy on his future and focus on playing for Schalke.