Barcelona approach Goretzka in January Later
Barcelona aims to clinch Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka in a price deal that will be cut in January, reports in Spain.
The 22-year-old player’s contract at Gelsenkirchen will end in June 2018 and Bayern Munich has been widely linked with the midfielder on a free transfer at the end of the season.
But Schalke is said to be open to the idea of monetizing the German national team earlier with the added advantage of not joining the Bundesliga rivals.
The report goes on to say that Blaugrana will be willing to make a proposed bid on Goretzka which will be agreed later in January.
Schalke bought Goretzka from VfL Bochum in 2013 for 3.25 million Euros or 2.9 million pounds and the price tag is currently at 25 million Euros or equivalent to 22.3 million pounds.
Last season he contributed eight goals and six assists in 41 competitive games for Schalke.