Leon Goretzka closing on new contract at Bayern Munich

Leon Goretzka, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Leon Goretzka, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

The upcoming summer transfer window is huge for Bayern Munich in terms of building a squad for the next three to four years. Along with making appropriate additions to the squad, the German Champions also need to secure the future of important players. The latest murmur in the German media suggests that the club is close to tieing down Leon Goretzka to a long-term deal.

According to AZ, Goretzka will be soon signing a new deal that will keep him in Munich at least until 2026. This report also insists that Goretzka is optimistic about the prospect of playing under Julian Nagelsmann from next season. Rekordmeister paid a world record fee to sign Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig to replace Hansi Flick.

Goretzka has firmly established himself as one of the key players in the starting XI. The German midfielder is an even bigger cog in the wheel at the club after the departure of Thiago Alcantara last summer.

After arriving from Schalke in 2018, Goretzka initially operated as a number ten. He used to come up with goals from midfield. The German international has worked hard in the last two seasons to become much more versatile. Under Flick, Goretzka has operated as six, eight, and ten.

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Moreover, Goretzka has also become much more robust physically. His presence in the midfield helps the team to dominate opposition physically and technically. Moreover, the partnership of Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich gives a very good base to attacking players for creating havoc in the final third.

Die Roten has been enjoying success with German spine in the squad. Leon Goretzka is yet to enter the peak years of his career, so securing his long-term future was the wise move from the club hierarchy. Considering the growth Goretzka has shown in the last three years, the German midfielder could play an even bigger role in the coming seasons.

Contract extensions of Kimmich and Coman should become priority

After the contract extension of Goretzka, Die Roten should look to step up negotiations for contract renewals of Kimmich and Kingsley Coman. The German midfielder is one of the most consistent players for Rekordmeister, so it is a no-brainer to hand him a new deal. Meanwhile, the negotiations with Coman will be difficult. As of now, talks with the Frenchman are at an impasse due to wage demands. The 24-year-old winger has a big role to play in the squad, so securing his future is a necessity.

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Niklas Sule also has only one year left on his contract, so the club has to make a decision this summer. The German defender has been heavily linked with Chelsea. Rekordmeister will be looking at a hefty fee in case they decide to part ways.