Arsenal have encountered a major hurdle in their quest to sign Germany international Leon Goretzka, as Spurs have joined his chase. Schalke have agreed to sanction a move for the teenager after he turned down their latest contract offer.
He is entering the final year of his contract and Schalke do not want to lose him for free at the end of next season.This situation has alerted London rivals, Tottenham and Arsenal.
Arsenal who could lose Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez by the end of the season, believe that the player can fill in well for his German compatriot. However, Tottenham have entered the race for his signature, and would be intent on hijacking the deal from their neighbours.
Schalke value the young midfielder at £20 million. However, both clubs believe they can take advantage of his contract situation and land him for less.
Spurs who are known for the youthfulness of their players and see him as another exciting player they want to add to their squad.
With Schalke at risk of not making Europe next season, it would be interesting to see which club he would signs for.