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Leon Goretzka is 100% staying at Bayern Munich, but new contract announcement might take time

Goretzka will reportedly sign a new five year deal with Bayern, but there’s no scheduled date for the official announcement.

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Per Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, as stated in his “Meine Bayern-Woche” podcast, Leon Goretzka will 100% be staying at Bayern Munich, but there is no concrete schedule in place for when his contract extension will be officially announced.

Per Plettenberg, Goretzka is likely to sign a new five year deal that would keep him at the club until 2026, which is one year longer than teammate Joshua Kimmich just agreed to with his new deal. Getting both to agree on new deals was very contingent on what the other was going to decide to do. In other words, either both would sign new deals, or neither would.

Plettenberg suggests the new agreement for Goretzka is already agreed upon, but there are just a number of finite details that still need to get sorted out. It was speculated that the club might decide to announce new deals for Kimmich and Goretzka at the same time after “JK6” illuminated the outer shell of the Allianz Arena several days before his new deal was officially announced. Plettenberg did not specify what some of the details were that still need to be situated for Goretzka’s new deal, but it’s relatively safe to assume that it could have to do with wage structure and what some of the bonuses might be.

A number of clubs, including Manchester United, had expressed significant interest in trying to sign Goretzka earlier this summer and he is a clearly sought after midfield asset. Bayern’s wage structure has proven to be a complicated puzzle to piece together after the height of the coronavirus pandemic, adjusting to losses, coped with the high fee and wages they paid, and are paying, for Sane.

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