In what has felt like one of the worst kept secret in the football world, Leon Goretzka was confirmed as a Bayern Munich player come July. The Schalke man has been among the finest performers in the league since he arrived from VfL Bochum, and he now makes his move up the ladder to one of the largest clubs in Europe.

According to the official FC Bayern website, the deal is signed and sealed. “FC Bayern München have signed FC Schalke 04 player Leon Goretzka. The 22-year-old Germany international, whose contract with Schalke expires on 30 June 2018, has signed a four-year contract from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2022,

“Leon Goretzka completed the obligatory medical in Munich on Thursday before putting his name to the contract with FC Bayern.”

FCB Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was obviously delighted, stating: “We’re very pleased Leon Goretzka, a Germany international with great potential, has decided in favour of FC Bayern despite renowned international competitors. This way Leon Goretzka remains in the Bundesliga.”

While Schalke fans might not be too happy at this suggestion it’s good for the league to see yet another star go to Bayern, the deal is done and now the German international can head to the 2018 World Cup with his future secured.