Schalke 04 sporting executive Christian Heidel has hit back at Bayern Munich, after the Bavarian's publicly declared their interest in signing Germany international Leon Goretzka.
Unfortunately think that Leon Goretzka is more likely to join Bayern Munich or Liverpool than he is Manchester United. If that's the case, should be swiftly moving on to bring Sergej Milinković-Savić to Old Trafford.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 3, 2018
Following the comments, Heidel responded to the comments made by
Schalke 04: Points per game with Leon Goretzka starting in the Bundesliga this season -- 2.00— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 3, 2018
Schalke 04: Points per game without Leon Goretzka starting in the Bundesliga this season -- 1.56
Full player stats -- https://t.co/JtpXIJT0HL pic.twitter.com/QaMnPzelrm
"This way speculation is fuelled. We should not have to listen to [Bayern] Munich telling us every day how good the player is."
Despite the likely departure of Goretzka, it is not all doom and gloom for the side from Gelsenkirchen, as they reportedly agreed a deal to sign Juventus forward Marko Pjaca on loan for the rest of the season.