Man City ‘regularly watch’ potential € 100m Bundesliga star amid stiff competition from European rivals – Man United also mentioned
The 18-year-old has become one of Europe’s most promising young prospects after swapping Cologne for Leverkusen in 2020.
Wirtz, who has five years left on his current Bay Arena contract, is considered a future German football superstar after enjoying a groundbreaking 2020/21 campaign, in which he made 16 direct contributions to goals.
Having made a sensational start to the season with six goals and five assists in eight appearances across all competitions, Wirtz has been linked with some of the best teams in the competition, including Manchester City.
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According to the German magazine Sports BILD, whose information was translated and relayed by Sport Witness, City is “watch regularly” attacking midfielder, but could face stiff competition in the race for his signature from local rivals Manchester United.
Wirtz could justify a sensational transfer sum of around € 100million if his stock continues to rise among elite clubs across Europe, with reports suggesting City were previously watching the Pulheim-born star. ‘intensely’.
It was further stated that members of Wirtz’s family had held meetings with representatives from clubs such as City in 2019, although he eventually signed for Leverkusen, which increased his salary to around 5 million. euros per year.
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Wirtz’s father didn’t judge a potential move to a big club out of the realm of possibilities – predicting England’s top clubs might soon ‘get serious’ about the teenager.
His father said, quoted by BILD: “Florian (Wirtz) is a young player. He must mature. It would be a mistake to interrupt this process.
“It’s a big goal to play the 2022 World Cup. For that, Florian’s training must continue calmly and continuously.”
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