Arsenal and Liverpool have been boosted by comments today from a German chief with one of their targets set for a Premier League move.
The player in question is midfield star Leon Goretzka who has been linked with moves to London and Merseyside.
Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger’s sides have been the teams most linked and they have been handed a big boost today.
The players future is a big talking point at his current club Schalke because of the contract situation.
Goretzka will leave the club for free in the summer transfer window due to the end of his contract and a January move is very likely.
Now, Germany chief Oliver Bierhoff has hinted that the player is set to move to England.
“We feel that England, because of the amount of money you have with TV rights, young talented players like Leroy Sané and Leon Goretzka are moving to England and this is not good for our league but also for the quality of our game,” he explained.
“We have to pay attention and invest again and again in the education of our coaches.”
Schalke Sporting director Christian Heidel has also been speaking about the players future and it is safe to say he is not very positive.
“We have made every effort possible, we can not do more,” he explained.
“We are trying to convince him, also in the economic aspect, we are convinced that we have to look for him to continue without putting pressure on him.”
Germany’s general manager, Oliver Bierhoff: “We feel England, because of the amount of money you have with TV rights, young talented players like Leroy Sané & Leon Goretzka are moving to England.“
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) November 9, 2017
Philippe Coutinho update
Brazilian playmaker, Philippe Coutinho’s future is still far from certain on Merseyside.
The player attempted to force through a move to Barcelona but the club stood firm and was not in the mood for negotiation.
Now, the player has demanded one thing if he is to remain at Anfield.