Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Christoph Kramer has reiterated his commitment to Bayer Leverkusen as speculation continues over his future.
The German World Cup winner has also been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United, but speaking to the German media yesterday, he confirmed that he expects to be a Leverkusen player next year.
“Bayer Leverkusen? At the moment nothing has been decided,” he told members of the German press.
“Although I am enjoying myself here I have a contract with Leverkusen and I'll be back there in the summer, as far as I know at the moment.”
The situation could change if one of the sides interested in making a move for him decides to put in a formal bid this winter.
That would force other teams interested to submit their own offers and it could cause him to move in the middle of a season over waiting until next summer.
He seems like quite a level headed and sensible young man but Leverkusen have to act in their own interests and try to get as close to a reported £20 million fee as possible.
It’s unclear whether Leverkusen have the option to call him back from loan side Borussia Monchengladbach, which would increase their chances of selling him in the winter.
Either way, Kramer is focused on the rest of the season after being criticised by Monchengladbach officials and the German press for inconsistent performances after the World Cup.
Every game he plays is a shop window and if he has a superb second half of the season, there’s also value in Leverkusen waiting to do a summer deal.