Arsenal reportedly prevented Juventus from signing Sead Kolasinac in the summer because they offered him a massive bonus and it seems they could be set to do the same with Leon Goretzka.
According to a short report from Calcio Mercato, Arsenal managed to lure Kolasinac to north London at the beginning of the summer because they offered him a huge bonus, which Juve couldn’t compete with.
Now, the Gunners could allegedly be set to do the same thing with rumoured target, Goretzka.
The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, as well as the Old Lady, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Barcelona are said to be willing to pay Schalke £21m for the German in January but the Bundesliga side are apparently keen to keep hold of the talented midfielder. In fact, they’ve supposedly offered him £206k-per-week.
Arsenal, however, appear to have some financial clout in Europe, at least compared to Juventus, so therefore could end up signing their man if they offer him a big enough bonus. Like they apparently did with Kolasinac. Although the report doesn’t actually say how much this alleged bonus was.
Goretzka, who’s scored four goals in 11 league appearances this season, is currently out injured so a January move is looking less and less likely. However, it does seem probable that he won’t be signing a new deal in Germany.