With the transfer window in full swing, United’s focus now turns to strengthening their midfield further, with Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka emerging as a prime target. Manchester United is actively seeking to strengthen its squad for the upcoming season. Manager Erik ten Hag is determined to close the gap between his team and the Treble-winning Manchester City. Recent reports further suggest that the German giants are open to discussions for the midfielder.
Bayern Munich Open to Discussions
Bayern Munich has indicated their openness to discussions regarding Leon Goretzka’s potential transfer. The timing seems favorable for Manchester United, as Bayern Munich is actively pursuing a deal for Tottenham’s Harry Kane and must generate significant funds. Consequently, this situation has prompted Bayern to consider selling Goretzka for a reduced price.
Sky Sports Germany reports that the Bundesliga club may be willing to accept offers as low as £34 million. Manchester United, therefore, has the opportunity to secure Goretzka’s services at a reasonable price. Furthermore, Thomas Tuchel is looking to reinvest in their midfield and plans to utilize new signing Konrad Laimer.
Leon Goretzka to Provide Value to Manchester United Midfield
Since his move from Schalke in 2018, Goretzka has become a key figure in Bayern’s midfield. His physicality and versatility make him an ideal candidate to strengthen Erik ten Hag’s midfield at Manchester United. The addition of Goretzka would provide the Dutchman with a wealth of options in the middle of the park.
To secure the funds necessary for the Goretzka deal, United will need to offload some players. Fred, who is surplus to requirements, is the most likely candidate to leave Old Trafford. The departure of Fred would create room in the squad for another midfielder. Additionally, Scott McTominay could be sold if the right offer comes along, with West Ham showing interest. The club is also considering offers for the Scottish international.
The pursuit of Leon Goretzka has received a boost as Bayern Munich reportedly considers him “dispensable” in the coming weeks. This development puts United in a favorable position to negotiate a deal for the midfielder. Nevertheless, Erik ten Hag is eager to revamp the center of the park and sees Goretzka as a crucial addition to his squad.
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