Perhaps scarred by the respective contract debacles for David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka would not be opposed to putting talks in motion for a contract extension with the club.
“So far there have been no discussions held with me,” Goretzka said in his press conference today (as captured by Goal). “I’m under contract for another year-and-a-half, so there is not a lot of pressure. But if Brazzo (Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic) or Hansi (Flick) approach me in the next few weeks then I will not refuse to talk to them.”
As he stated, Goretzka’s deal is not up until 2022, but the Germany international’s stock will surely be rising abroad if he continues to put forth stellar performances — and we would expect that he does.
Just two weeks ago, Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer indicated that the club is inclined to get negotiations started early with his younger star players, including Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, and Niklas Süle.
Given Goretzka’s willingness to start discussions, there is no time like the present. Hopefully, Bayern Munich can get the contract extension process started sooner rather than later for Goretzka and his mates.