According to a report from Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are said to be at the forefront of the competition to acquire Bayer Leverkusen forward Florian Wirtz. The 20-year-old has garnered interest from Bayern Munich, PSG, Manchester City, and Real Madrid.
It was also suggested in the report that according to El Nacional, a Spanish outlet, Barcelona’s hopes of securing Wirtz might fade away despite considering him a prime target. This shift is attributed to the possibility of the Reds making a substantial offer of up to €90m (£77.8m) for the German international.
Wirtz’s Stellar Performances In German Football This Season
The 20-year-old has been excelling at the German club, showcasing a string of impressive performances in the attacking zone. Wirtz boasts six goals and ten assists in 17 matches for Leverkusen this season across all competitions.
Demonstrating his reliability in the opposition’s territory, the German talent maintains an average of 1.9 shots, 2.5 key passes, and 2.8 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga. His proficiency in distributing the ball in the offensive realm is evident through his 84.2% pass success rate in top-flight football (statistics sourced from Whoscored).
With a contract until the summer of 2027, Wirtz remains tied to the German club. Should the Merseyside club aim to secure the Leverkusen star next year, they’ll likely have to pay a substantial fee for his acquisition.
Decent Fit For Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp?
Wirtz possesses the ability to carve out space for himself to take shots on goal. His vision allows him to execute crucial passes in the final third, while his adeptness in dribbling adds another dimension to his skill set.
Primarily functioning as an attacking midfielder, the German sensation is versatile enough to operate as a right-sided winger or even as a center-forward when required. He deserves recognition for his contributions to Leverkusen’s goals this season, both in scoring and creating them.
His potential move to Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp’s guidance suggests an added offensive edge for the team. There’s also speculation that his presence could bolster Barcelona’s pursuit of significant titles in the coming years. At just 20, Wirtz displays the potential to be a standout talent for his generation, and the Reds seems prepared to meet Leverkusen’s demands for their prized asset.
Hence, Klopp might contemplate pursuing Wirtz as a valuable addition for Liverpool’s future prospects. However, the success of his transition to the Premier League remains uncertain.