Real Madrid have an interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka who’s also a target for Premier League giants Manchester United. Madrid’s interest in Goretzka was confirmed by Spanish newspaper AS. It was disclosed that Real Madrid arethe latest club to show an interest in German national team player Goretzka. Real Madrid have joined Manchester United in the race to sign the former Schalke 04 player.
Contract talks between Bayern Munich and Goretzkahave stalled as the player wants more money. The German midfielderis not happy with the wages offered by the five-time European champions.German national team player Goretzka wants a salary worth £19.5m on a yearly basis.He wants a similar deal to the one offered to Austrian international David Alaba before he left the Bavarian giants to sign for Real Madrid on a free transfer.
Goretzka was offered around half of the salary he demanded from Bayern Munich and he’s said to be considering a possible exit from the German champions. He has spent three years at Bayern Munich on the back of his free transfer move from Schalke 04.
German international Goretzka scored nine goals plus eight assists in 32 games in all competitions for Bayern Munich last season.
Manchester United are targeting the possibility of signing Goretzka on a free transfer next summer.
Goretzka was part of the German squad thatposted a disappointing campaign at the European Championship this summer.Germany were largely unconvincing as they made it through Group F known as the Group of Death before they were eliminated by England in the round of 16.