Man City and Real Madrid have identified a midfield wizard with 12 assists and 8 goals in 24 games this season as their next target. Midfielder is also on the list of many European clubs who are examining the best way to bring him to their clubs.
The 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder, Florian Wirtz, has been identified as a talented player to watch out for in the next few years. As a result of this, many top clubs are after him.
To Manchester City, Wirtz could be the perfect long-time replacement for Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian midfield maestro had already cemented his name as one of the greatest midfielders in the world, therefore, a player of his caliber might be difficult to replace.
However, with Wirtz’s impressive records, he might be the closest player to succeed De Bruyne in the Manchester City team even though the Premier League champions might be forced to spend a fortune to bring him to Manchester.
Apart from Man City and Real Madrid, Bayern Munich were said to have shown interest in the young midfielder. Therefore, the transfer battle could be between the top European giants.
The 20-year-old’s father and advisor, Hans-Joachim Wirtz, said this back in November (via Bild): “Leverkusen is currently putting together something very good – Florian is a building block of it, and it makes sense if this building block remains there for a while.”
Man City and Real Madrid including Bayern will have to spend big to have a chance of signing the youngster as report claims that he would likely cost above £100 million and Bayern Leverkusen are also keen on holding onto him for many more years. He has a deal in place until 2027 but the German side are willing to offer a new contract with an increased wage.
The midfielder is a key player for Xabi Alonso’s side that lead the Bundesliga and he will be crucial if they are to remain at the top for the remainder of the season.