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Arsenal are lining up a £21m bid for Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to reports
Goretzka, 22, first caught the admiration of Arsene Wenger with his superb performances for Schalke last season. He has continued his fine form at the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup and this has prompted Wenger to step up his interest in the midfielder
According to TeamTalk via The Daily Express, Arsenal are now preparing an official bid worth £21m for the centre midfielder who would be a direct replacement for injured Santi Cazorla.
However, we are not alone in the race to sign the midfielder as Juventus are also keeping a close watch on his performances but Wenger is hoping to see off competition for the midfielder’s signature by making the first move.
It won’t be a bad idea for Arsenal to make a move for Goretzka especially after all the midfield troubles we went through last term.
However, his club are unwilling to sell and Schalke chief recently warned suitors off the midfielder.
It remains to be seen whether Wenger will be able to pull this one off. I hope he does because at 22, Goretzka has a lot of years ahead of him to improve and should he keep his head down, he could become a world class midfielder in no distant time.
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