Germany legend Oliver Bierhoff has suggested that Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka has agreed a deal to move to the Premier League.The 22-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in German football and has been linked with a number of Premier League sides, imcluding Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and most recently, Tottenham.
However, reports last week suggested that the midfielder was set to shun a move to England after agreeing a move to Barcelona.
Now, ahead of Germany’s visit to face England tonight, former Germany international striker Oliver Bierhoff has suggested that Goretzka could be about to join one of the Premier League’s big guns. He said:
“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.
“We have to pay attention and invest again and again in the education of our coaches.”
Goretzka has less than eight months remaining on his current deal with Schalke, and has no intention of signing a new one, meaning he will be abke to move as a free agent in the summer.