FC Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka has opted to switch to Allianz Arena rather than Old Trafford.
According to report from Goal, Goretzka Has passed his medicals with Bayern Munich and had signed a four-year contract. However, the Germany international will join Bayern at the end of the season.
The 22-year old midfielder contract at Schalke expires at the end of the season and was allowed to talk to clubs for a potential switch at the end of the season.
Manchester United have been monitoring the highly rated midfielder for a while now and were prepared to lunch offer for him before the Bundesliga giants snatch him.
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes reveals that the Bavarians beats top European teams from La Liga, Serie A and Premier League for Goretzka signature.
“I talked to [assistant coach] Peter Hermann, who worked with Leon Goretzka at Schalke, about him,” he told a news conference.
“He said Leon has a very good character. In the Bundesliga and at the Confederations Cup, he showed very good performances.
“I assume he will give everything for Schalke until June 30 and that he wants to be in the Champions League with his club.
“For the Bundesliga, it’s very good and very important for a Germany international to stay in Germany. There were competitors from England, Italy and Spain. But, in the end, he decided to sign for Bayern.
“He is a very young player. With him, the process of rejuvenation goes on at Bayern. That’s something very positive. New players bring new impulses. You know as well as I what skills he has.”
Clubs including Liverpool, Juventus and Barcelona were also linked to the German signature before he opted to join Bayern.
However, United are close to signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. Report has it that the Red Devils could announce the deal in the next 24 hours.