Bayern-bound Goretzka jeered by Schalke fans
Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka received a hostile reception from the club’s fans following his decision to join Bayern Munich.
The 22-year-old, who was a reported target for Liverpool and Manchester United, will move to Bundesliga leaders Bayern for free in the summer.
Disgruntled fans made their feelings known before Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Hannover by jeering Goretzka.
Banners containing strong words about the player were also displayed.
One read: “Neither money or titles are worth more than our club. If you do not appreciate that, you can go now”.
Germany playmaker Goretzka joined Schalke from VfL Bochum in 2013 and has scored 19 goals in 130 games for the club.
His move to Bayern was confirmed on Friday, with Goretzka promising to help Schalke finish in the top four this season and earn a Champions League place before he leaves.
But Schalke chairman Clemens Toennies said the team’s prospects could be improved if Goretzka did not play for the remainder of the campaign.
“I hope he will play a second-half to the season of his life,” Toennies told Sky Sports News.
“However, if it is better for the team, then it could also be the case that Leon Goretzka sits until the end of the season in the stands.”
Schalke are currently third in the Bundesliga.
via BBC Sport – Football http://ift.tt/NkmIPT
January 21, 2018 at 08:24PM