German legend Oliver Bierhoff has let slip that Leon Goretzka is set to join a Premier League club, according to The Metro, with Liverpool favourites to land the Schalke star.
It’s safe to say that Oliver Bierhoff is probably one of the least popular people in Leon Goretzka’s camp right now.
In an interview with The Guardian, the former German striker was asked about the financial powers of the Premier League and stated;
“We feel that England, because of the amount of money you have with TV rights, young talented players like Leroy Sané and [Schalke’s] 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.”
This has ignited speculation among Liverpool fans, who believe that the Schalke man, valued at £20.7million by Transfermarkt, is on his way to Anfield.
Hailed as one of Germany’s brightest young stars, there is perhaps no better place for Goretzka to expand his already accomplished game than under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp.
A super talented box-to-box midfielder, Goretzka’s fast-paced contribution to the defensive and offensive phases of the game make him a perfect addition to the Liverpool midfield.
And at 22 years of age, Goretzka could become a mainstay of the Liverpool side for the next 10 years. Reds fans must now cross their fingers that the German international hasn’t been snapped up by one of their Premier League rivals.