Barcelona do not intend to delay bringing Leon Goretzka in.
Schalke have so far failed to convince their star to extend the deal, which expires at the end of June next year. All indications are that the midfielder will soon change the employer, and according to recent reports of German journalists in the fight for his acquisition are currently Barcelona and Bayern. Now, "Mundo Deportivo" report that the Catalans are developing a plan ahead of the competition.
Camp Nou executives are aware that the player would be available for free next summer, but they fear that the competition will be too big. That is why they want to speed up their activities and try to buy the player in January. This will involve an expenditure of around 10-15 million euros, but Barça are willing to devote such an amount only to provide the services of the 22-year-old.
The player has been observed by "Blaugrana" for a long time and the club regularly contacts his agent, Jörg Neubauer.