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Report: Leon Goretzka expected to extend contract with Bayern Munich soon

This will surely come as welcome news for Bayern fans.

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Leon Goretzka’s current contract at Bayern Munich is set to expire at the end of June, 2022, which would come at the conclusion of his fourth complete season at the club after joining from Schalke 04 on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.

Goretzka could be considered been one of the best bits of business for Bayern in recent seasons and his current market value per Transfermarkt is approximately €55m.

Per a new report from Sport1. Bayern is set to renew Goretzka’s contract at some point in the near future. Specifics were not provided as to when, exactly, contract negotiations would begin with Goretzka, but it’s understood that Bayern definitely plans on renewing his contract.

Goretzka is considered a mainstay at the club alongside Joshua Kimmich in midfield. That dual midfield pivot is absolutely vital to Bayern’s continued success. By stark contrast, fellow central midfielder Corentin Tolisso is a prime candidate for a sale this summer from Bayern’s point of view. Like Goretzka, his current contract at the club runs through 2022, but his future at the club is in serious doubt due to the lack of playing time as well as his injury history. Selling Tolisso could help bolster Bayern Munich’s expected transfer budget of €80 million for this summer in hopes of bringing in top targets Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) and Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Monchengladbach).

Ideally, renewing Goretzka’s contract and bringing in Neuhaus from ‘Gladbach would be the perfect situation for Bayern, assuming Tolisso is sold this summer. Regardless, extending Goretzka’s stay would be massively significant for solidifying the club’s midfielder for the near-future.

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