Report: Barcelona contact Leon Goretzka agent with view to January deal

Barcelona reportedly get in touch with Jorg Neubauer, the agent of Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka, in a bid to seal a January move for the Germany international.

Barcelona have reportedly contacted the agent of Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka in a bid to steal a march on their transfer rivals.

The 22-year-old remained at the Veltins-Arena in the summer, despite being linked with a number of high-profile clubs around Europe.

However, Goretzka's contract runs out at the end of the season, and an extension has not been agreed, which has prompted several suitors to show interest in the player once again.

Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City are believed to be keeping tabs on the situation, with Goretzka potentially available on a free next summer.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, however, Barca have already spoken to the player's agent Jorg Neubauer as they prepare to launch a bid in the New Year.

The report goes on to claim that the Blaugrana are hopeful of snapping up Goretzka for a cut-price fee of around £15m.

Ernesto Valverde's side made five signings during the summer in the form of Paulinho, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Deulofeu, Ousmane Dembele and Marlon Santos, while Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain.

Schalke's midfielder Leon Goretzka (L) and Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 21, 2015
Read Next:
Barcelona 'offered Schalke's Goretzka'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1916305294351
2Atletico MadridAtletico1912612882042
3Valencia19124340192140
4Real Madrid1895432171532
5Villarreal199462621531
6Sevilla199282328-529
7Real Betis198383336-327
8EibarEibar198382431-727
9Getafe197572318526
10GironaGirona197572828026
11Celta Vigo197483327625
12Athletic Bilbao196762019125
13Leganes187381517-224
14Espanyol196671521-624
15Real Sociedad196583334-123
16Levante193971526-1118
17AlavesAlaves1960131427-1318
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo1944112137-1616
19Malaga1932141333-2011
20Las PalmasLas Palmas1932141446-3211
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account