A 23-year-old midfielder, Leon Goretzka finally spoke about his decision to refuse an extend contract from Schalke and join Bayern Munich for free. This German player said his desire to develop as a player was the main reason behind his move.
For information, Leon Goretzka has been attracting public attention since 2016 and through his brilliant performances along with Schalke 04. Since then, the concerned has been linked with Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Barcelona to Liverpool. In the end, the concerned decided to stay at Schalke.
Until the final year of the contract arrives, he rejects a new contract offer from Schalke. In the transfer market last summer, Goretzka left Schalke and joined the German Bundesliga defending champions Bayern Munich freely transfer or free. Of course, this is an advantage for Die Roten, but the player also feels lucky with this decision.
The reason is he wants a development in terms of the performance that he believes will be obtained with Bayern Munich.
“Moving to Bayern Munich is the next step for my career. I decided consciously to move to a place where I can develop further, and where I think can improve. To do that and also be a key player in the [German] national team is a positive side effect for me.”
“Before this there were a lot of negative things about the amount of time needed to make me think, but I thank Schalke for giving me time and not making me depressed. You can only make perfect decisions when you have enough time and that’s what I did, until I reached the decision that this was the best place for me. I am 100 percent sure about this,” told him to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
Goretzka has played 4 times for Bayern Munich this season by packing one goal and two assists including.