Schalke midfielder, Leon Goretzka has spoken about his future for the first time since being linked with a move to Arsenal (via The Mirror).
Leon Goretzka has been linked with a move to Arsenal on so many separate occasions in recent months that he is close to joining the likes of Saloman Kalou and Yoann Gourcuff.
The German midfielder’s contract with Schalke expires at the end of the season and maybe then we could see the end of this transfer saga.
However, it is not over yet as news hit this week that Schalke have offered Goretzka the biggest contract in the club’s history to try and convince him to say. Now, the 22-year-old has spoken about his future for the first time.
“I have to find out for myself what the next step should be,” he said following Schalke’s 2-2 draw with Cologne on the weekend.
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“I have to consider a million things. I am a person who is very meticulous in such decisions. I play through all the scenarios. So I need time.
“There doesn’t exist a deadline, but I think we are in the final phase. The final decision will be made in January.”
So, it seems that Leon Goretzka will decide his future in January. Coincidentally, that is the time when the German midfielder can start speaking to clubs about a potential free transfer in the summer. Presumably, he will listen to what they have to offer before making his final decision. Let’s hope he ends up in North London.