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Arsenal are interested in signing Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to reports
Goretzka, 22, first caught Arsene Wenger’s attention with his superb performances for Schalke last season. He took his impressive form to the ongoing FIFA confederation cup, helping his team win the tournament.
He has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal all summer but it seems we aren’t the only club interested in signing him.
According to Sport Bild via the Daily Star, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Liverpool are all interested in Goretzka.
The later trio was impressed with the midfielder’s performances in the Confederation Cup and are now keeping tabs on his services after learning he has less than a year left in his contract. However, Schalke are determined to play hardball and will demand at least £27m for the centre midfielder who is set to be a direct replacement for Santi Cazorla as Jack Wilshere – who has been told to leave the Emirates.
Wenger will now be hoping to see off competition for the midfielder’s signature by making the first move.
It won’t be a bad idea if Arsenal make a move for Goretzka especially after the midfield troubles we had last season.
The question now is if Wenger will be able to pull this one off considering the amount of interest in the midfielder.
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