Bayer Leverkusen attacker Florian Wirtz has emerged as a switch goal for La Liga giants Barcelona, based on Fabrizio Romano (through @ManagingBarca on Twitter).
The Blaugrana raided Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski final summer time. They forked out a sum of €45 million to lure the Polish striker to the Camp Nou.
It seems Barcelona are ready to import one other star from the German prime flight this yr. In response to the aforementioned supply, they’re among the many golf equipment preserving tabs on Leverkusen attacker Wirtz.
Wirtz rose to prominence after making his senior debut for Leverkusen on the age of 17. He made his first look for the membership of their 4-1 win in opposition to Werder Bremen within the Bundesliga in Might 2020.
The attacker has since gone on to determine himself as an necessary participant for Die Werkself. He has made 86 appearances throughout competitions for the membership, scoring 21 objectives and helping 26.
Wirtz is so good that Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso has drawn parallels between him and Lionel Messi. The Spanish tactician waxed lyrical in regards to the teenager for his cleverness. He stated:
“There are good gamers ,and there are gamers who look good on the pitch. The participant who appears good does issues which are good, however not essentially environment friendly.”
“Why is Messi so good? As a result of he is aware of how and when to play easy passes. Messi says: ‘You are in a greater place? Right here, there you’ve the ball! It is not at all times about making essentially the most sensible transfer, however one of the best and smartest. Florian can do this. That is why he is so good.”
It now stays to be seen if Barcelona can purchase Wirtz. The 19-year-old will definitely not come low-cost, as he has a contract with Leverkusen until the summer time of 2027.
Barcelona face competitors from Actual Madrid for Wirtz
The Blaugrana aren’t the one La Liga giants which have taken be aware of Wirtz’s talents. They should fend off competitors from arch-rivals Actual Madrid to amass his companies.
In response to Romano (through @MadridXtra on Twitter), Los Blancos are additionally monitoring the Germany worldwide. The race for the participant seems to be heating up forward of the summer time switch window.
There are more likely to be extra golf equipment within the race to safe Wirtz’s companies ought to Leverkusen be able to promote him. German giants Bayern have been credited with an curiosity in him in October final yr.