North London Battle: Spurs Desperate To Beat Arsenal to sign this German star

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Tottenham have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Schalke 04 midfielder Loen Goretzka, according to reports.

Goretzka has established himself as a key player for Schalke this season and his fine form have attracted a host of top clubs including Arsenal.

With his contract set to expire in 2018, his future has been thrown under the spotlight and is being tipped to make a transfer this summer.

It is understood Arsenal are big admirers of the midfielder and have been monitoring his situation at Schalke in view to making a summer move but we could now face competition from a familiar face for his services.

 Calcio Mercato via Football Insider claims Tottenham have now joined the race to sign the midfielder and they are now favorites for his signature.

Mauricio Pochettino is keen on the playmaker who has scored six goals in 31 appearances this season. His ability to play different positions without having any negative effect in his performance have caught the attention of Arsene Wenger.

Wenger is a big fan of versatile players and one can see the reason why we are one of the clubs keeping an eye on Goretzka.

But Tottenham’s interest and possibly that of Juventus who are also monitoring the German will make a summer move to the Emirates very difficult.

We may also have to sell one or two players first before we can sign him and that could put us in a disadvantageous position considering the competition for his signature.

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