Arsenal Completes £34m Deal For 22-Year-Old

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Inter Milan will go head to head with Arsenal for Schalke midfilder Leon Goretzka, as per report from the Corriere Dello Sport (via

The German international is reportedly being targeted to be a replacement for Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario who could be leaving after just a season at the Giuseppe Meazza. Mario moved to Inter Milan in a £34million deal but has failed to deliver. He found the net three times and provided eight assists in 33 apearances, but has been on the sideline in the last few weeks of last season.

Goretzka has put up an impressive display for Germany at the Confederations Cups, playing in the central park. The Portuguese international would however need to leave the Italian club first before an approach can be made for Goretzka.

The 22-year-old’s contract at Schalke has one year left before it expires, but the Bundesliga side are not in haste to release him just yet despite the threat of the player leaving on a free transfer next year. Arsenal have been tipped to make a bid for the playmaker with the player himself keeping quiet on his future after beingasked by Sky Sports recently.