By Aramide Oladipo
Tottenham have entered the race to sign Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Spurs are set to battle it out with their North London rivals Arsenal in order to land the 22-year-old.
The newspaper reports that the Gunners have been monitoring Goretzka for a considerable amount of time but the Tottenham recruitment staff have stepped up their pursuit in the midfielder.
The report claims that Spurs have sent out scouts to watch the Germany international over the last month to monitor his progression in the Bundesliga.
However, it is reported that the player himself is interested in making a move to German champions Bayern Munich or La Liga giants Barcelona.
Goretzka has earned a reputation as a goalscoring midfielder, contributing with eight goals and six assists in all competitions last season.
The German has continued his fantastic form in front of goal during the early stages of the current campaign, notching up four goals in only ten appearances.
The midfielder has also demonstrated that he can deliver the goods on the international stage, scoring six goals in just 12 matches for Germany national team.
Goretzka’s current contract with the Bundesliga outfit expires next summer.
Football Insider verdict
Tottenham supporters will be delighted that the club are already planning to add more quality to the squad. Goretzka has proved that he has the potential to become a sensational talent and he would certainly be a fantastic addition to the Premier League. Spurs struggle when Harry Kane and Dele Alli fail to get on the scoresheet but the Germany international would certainly add goals to the team and potentially provide them with the necessary spark to go onto the next level and win the Premier League. However, with the player preferring a move to European giants Barcelona and Bayern, it will be extremely difficult to convince him to complete a deal to North London.
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