Julian Nagelsmann wants Leon Goretzka to stay at Bayern Munich ‘for many years’ and hopes he’ll extend his stay amid Man United links after entering final year of his deal
- Julian Nagelsmann wants Leon Goretzka to extend his stay at Bayern Munich
- The midfielder has entered the final year of his deal with the German champions
- Reports are also linking Goretzka with a summer move to Manchester United
- However, Nagelsmann is hoping the midfielder commits his future to the club
Julian Nagelsmann wants Leon Goretzka to stay at Bayern Munich for ‘many more years’ and commit his future to the club amid reports linking him with Manchester United.
The 26-year-old has entered the final year of his deal with Bayern, which has led to the Red Devils to consider a move and get him for a cut-price deal this summer.
The German midfielder has become a crucial player for both club and country and would prove to be a shrewd purchase for any of Europe’s elite.
Julian Nagelsmann (left) wants Leon Goretzka (right) to extend his stay at Bayern Munich
And while Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn has confirmed that talks with the player over an extension are ‘going well’, Nagelsmann is hoping that Goretzka will not have his head turned by a Premier League club and will instead help him usher in a new era at the Allianz Arena.
‘Leon is an important player for us. I would be happy to work with him for many years,’ Nagelsmann told reporters at his first press conference in charge of the German giants.
‘I think very highly of him. He is one of the most dangerous midfielders in the world. Everyone likes to have him in their team.’
Goretzka has been identified by Manchester United as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn confirmed that talks with the player over an extension are ‘going well’
United have been active in the transfer window this summer, and are finally on the cusp of wrapping up a £77million deal for England star Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
German news outlet Sport Bild reported last month that the Red Devils are keeping tabs on Goretzka, but will only make a move for the midfielder if they can’t come to fresh terms with Pogba.
However, Goretzka is reportedly in favour of staying in his home country and is looking to build on his time at the club.
Goretzka has emerged as one of Bayern’s most prized assets since joining from Schalke in the summer of 2018, helping his side win three straight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League during the 2019-20 campaign.
Goretzka has won three straight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2020
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been dealt a setback in their pursuit of Bayern winger Kingsley Coman after it was confirmed that talks have begun over a new deal.
Coman, who finished last season strongly and was a promising performer for France at the European Championship, will be out of contract with Bayern in the summer of 2023.
So far arrangements have not been made for the 25-year-old to commit his future to the club, sparking speculation that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are ready to make a move in order to add a much needed boost to the Anfield attacking line.
Now, however, Kahn has confirmed talks have opened for Coman to hopefully pen new terms, though the former goalkeeper has admitted that his club have a ‘clearly defined’ limit on how much players can be paid.
As report the Mirror, Kahn said: ‘We’re in talks with Goretzka and Coman. Absolute top players want to be paid accordingly, we’re not naive about that.
Liverpool’s pursuit of Kingsley Coman has taken a blow with talks over a new deal beginning
‘That’s perfectly fine. With us, there is a limit, which is very clearly defined.’
Kahn also outlined that players will never be allowed to hold Bayern to ransom when it comes to their demands, and used the example of David Alaba’s summer exit to Real Madrid as a marker.
He added: ‘With [David] Alaba, you saw that at a certain point, we were no longer willing to go further. We don’t push into salary regions that don’t suit FC Bayern.
‘We are in very, very good talks with both players. I am optimistic. We have a great package to offer here.’
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