Liverpool will have to wait until next summer’s transfer window to sign highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz, according to a new report.
The 20-year-old is arguably one of the biggest prospects in European football at the moment, becoming an undisputed key man for Leverkusen, helping them sit top of the Bundesliga currently, as they continue to excel under Xabi Alonso.
Wirtz has already made 129 appearances for his current club, scoring 29 goals and registering 39 assists, and there could be a fierce battle to sign him in the near future, with his current deal expiring in 2027.
Liverpool have been earmarked as potential suitors to sign the young German, as they look to make what would be a hugely eye-catching signing.
According to a new report from TEAMtalk, Wirtz won’t be leaving Leverkusen until at least next summer, with a huge price tag placed on his shoulders:
“Liverpool and Chelsea will have to wait until the summer if they want to prise Florian Wirtz from Bayer Leverkusen with sources informing TEAMtalk of the German club’s huge asking price.
“Leverkusen are not immune to Wirtz’s sale and we can reveal the Bundesliga club will only consider a fee of £87.2m (€100m) for any deal to be sanctioned.”
Our thoughts on Liverpool signing Wirtz…
It is clearly going to be extremely difficult for Liverpool to sign Wirtz, considering the level of interest that there will be in his signature, but they should do all they can to snap him up.
At just 20, the Germany international is already such an impressive footballer, more than holding his own in one of Europe’s biggest leagues in the Bundesliga, and there is a maturity and consistency about him in the final third that few players his age possess.
Wirtz is at his best in attacking midfield, but can also play as a forward, with such versatility acting as a bonus added, and he could blossom into a superstar at Anfield under Klopp.
His price tag is an obvious drawback, should Liverpool’s funds be relatively tight next summer – spending so much on one player could be deemed a risk – but he could end up being worth every penny, and much more.