International Players

Good news for Bayern as star confirms he wants to stay

Leon Goretzka has confirmed that he is looking forward to staying with the Bavarian giants amidst rumours of interest from other clubs

German midfielder Leon Goretzka has allayed the fears of the Bayern Munich management that he sees his immediate future at the Allianz Stadium. Despite being on the radar of some of the biggest clubs in Europe due to his current contract expiring next summer and no extension agreed yet.

Goretzka is said to be in talks with the Bayern hierarchy over a new deal but both sides are not in agreement over the midfielder’s salary demands. Reports state that Goretzka wants a salary of about €20 million (£17m/$24m) but the German champions are reluctant to give this to him.

Despite this difference in opinion, Goretzka has informed Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and president Herbert Hainer that he wants to stay at the capital club for a long time. He reiterated this message as contract negotiations continue between both parties.

This might come as a blow to Manchester United who is rumoured to be weighing up a bid for the player. Also, Real Madrid is said to be interested in the player who shone for Germany at the just-concluded Euros.

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