14/09/2021; 1:57 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The German midfielder has doused hopes of leaving the Bundesliga giants soon with a long term extension of his current deal.
Amid the speculations concerning Leon Goretzka and his Bayern Munich future, the midfielder has eventually poured cold water on the rumours by agreeing to a contract extension with the Bavarians.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we do things. Clubs have also adjusted the manner they do business to reflect the new economic situation. There is no denying that spending vast sums of money on players will remain with football for some time, but the frequency has reduced significantly.
Manchester City may have spent a British record on Jack Grealish but were unwilling to pay a fee on Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus wanted him off their wage bill, and other clubs are beginning to take the cue.
Well, except you’re Paris St Germain, Manchester City or perhaps Real Madrid. They now seem to prefer players who are close to the end of their contracts. It is cheaper and makes a lot of economic sense.
Take a back-seat, Manchester United. Goretzka is one unique midfielder you won’t be getting, at least not anytime soon. The only players Bayern Munich will let go on a free transfer are the ones they don’t want anymore or players whose wages they deem inhibiting.
Germany international midfielder Leon Goretzka had a contract known to everyone that knows a thing or two about football. His current deal will expire in 2022, but there is some bad news for the vultures gathering around.
None were bold enough to test Bayern with a bid, but some hoped a free transfer would materialize. Bury those thoughts, because according to German outlet Kicker, the German has agreed to extend his deal at the Allianz Arena till 2026.
Bayern Munich have always maintained a strict policy concerning their players.
No player will bully them into handing contracts they deem outrageous. They won’t spend the kind of money the likes of PSG do. Finally, they won’t keep a player against his will.
The club president Herbert Hainer said concerning players they were entering contract discussions with that they would not allow any player to hold them hostage.
He maintained that the team was confident about Goretzka staying but reiterated the club stance of not holding any player at all cost.
Goretzka joined Bayern Munich in 2018 after a five-year stint at Schalke 04. The 26-year-old former VFL Bochum player earned the Bayern move after fine form at Schalke.
He has won several titles at Bayern. Some of the titles won are the Bundesliga three times in a row and the UEFA Champions League in 2020.