As Manchester United continues its pursuit of Leon Goretzka, West Ham has also entered the race to secure the midfielder’s services. Bayern Munich is open to selling Goretzka for a fee of £43 million. The move comes as a strategic effort by Erik ten Hag to bolster Manchester United’s midfield, which proved to be a weak point for the Red Devils during the last season. Adding Goretzka to the potential acquisition of Mason Mount is seen as a crucial step in strengthening the team’s midfield lineup.
Additionally, they have profited from Thomas Tuchel’s valiant efforts to negotiate a reasonable price for the Germany star.
According to Sky Sports in Germany, the former Chelsea manager will gladly sell for about £43 million.
United will have to make a bid for Goretzka because ex-manager David Moyes is want him.
The manager of West Ham has money to burn after star midfielder Declan Rice agreed to a British record £105 million contract to join Arsenal.
Rice’s childhood friend and England teammate Mount was purchased by United for £55 million; hence, the Hammers may even be in a better financial position.
Goalkeeper Andre Onana is due to complete his £47 million transfer to Old Trafford on Tuesday as well, despite the fact that United are still trying their hardest to recruit a striker.
Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, Rasmus Hojlund, and Randal Kolo Muani might all be involved in deals worth up to £100 million.
Goretzka, who just completed the Triple Crown, wants to stay at the Allianz Arena, therefore it’s possible that he’s being transferred against his will.
The 53-cap German international has played 179 times across all competitions since joining the Bundesliga champions in 2018, winning five league crowns and one winners League.
His recent form, though, has been unpredictable as a result of a string of nagging injuries.
Tuchel has already strengthened his Bayern Munich squad this summer with the acquisitions of Raphael Guerreiro and Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, respectively.
Additionally, Ryan Gravenberch and Joshua Kimmich have already enrolled, and Marcel Sabitzer, who was on loan at United, has returned.
Tuchel believes his bloated midfield would be better off without former Schalke player Goretzka.
The Red Devils are still trying to get their man, despite protests from Man Utd supporters pleading with Ten Hag not to sign “the German Scott McTominay.”