It’s already been reported that Leon Goretzka will 100% be staying at Bayern Munich beyond this summer despite speculation that he was interested in transferring away either this transfer window, or next summer. There were clubs interested in signing him, but he’s slated to follow suit with Joshua Kimmich, who just signed a new deal, keeping him at the club until 2025.
Per a new report from Abendzeitung, Goretzka is expected to have his new deal officially signed and announced after the international break, which spans from this week until September 8th for Die Mannschaft. It’s expected that he will sign a five year extension, keeping him at the club until 2026, a year longer than Kimmich has just agreed to. Per az and information from Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg last week, all of the personal terms between Goretzka and the club are already agreed upon and only fine-tuning small details remains before the deal is signed and officially announced. With the Marcel Sabitzer transfer news coming shortly after Kimmich’s extension, waiting until after the international break seems like it was the most feasible option for Bayern to announce Goretzka’s new deal.
Although it’s always been perceived as an inevitability, there was an underlying expectation that a new deal for Goretzka would be announced sooner, or perhaps even at the same time as Kimmich. However, 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.
One of the smaller details that likely took some work to finalize and might still not technically be 100% finished is the wage structure for Goretzka’s extension. It was reported last week that he would be seeing a salary spike to approximately €15 million per year before bonuses. He wasn’t the only Bayern player asking for a wage raise this summer, as a slew of players in the squad felt they deserved to making as much, or more than, an underperforming Leroy Sane. As was stated in our writeup last week regarding Goretzka’s new deal:
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.