It’s not often that the English Premier League wins transfer battles with Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid for a player, but in this case, German Bundesliga top shot Leon Goretzka has opted to play in the Premier League next campaign, not in Spain.

This is according to a report by AS, who say the two Spanish La Liga heavyweights have lost out on the starlet, as Goretzka wants a move to England when his deal runs out next summer.

The youngster will be a free agent next summer, which comes as a good news for Chelsea supporters who have been telling club hierarchy to bring in a player of his calibre.

The same publication claim Oliver Bierhoff, the German National team general manager, saying the German star has made up his mind on his future.

Widespread reports state Premier League duo of Chelsea and Merseyside giant Liverpool are leading the race to secure his services. Former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp’s reputation in the Bundesliga may sway the player to Anfield Stadium but the Premier League Champions determination to sign him has also gladdened the heart of the 22-year old.

This campaign, he has found the back of the net four times in nine matches from midfield for his Bundesliga side Schalke 04.

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