- English clubs eyeing Florian Wirtz
- German is flying with Leverkusen
- Has four goals and eight assists
Chelsea are showing strong interest in the 20-year-old as they believe he is an ideal fit for their squad due to his versatility, TeamTalk reports. He could follow the example set by former team-mate Kai Havertz by joining the Blues, but City are also in the frame to sign him, as are Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle. Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also said to be monitoring him.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
The attacking midfielder has enjoyed a great start to the season at Leverkusen, scoring four goals and setting up a further eight in the Bundesliga and Europa League. His form has helped fire Xabi Alonso’s team to the top of the German league.
DID YOU KNOW?
Both Chelsea and City are reported to have considered making a bid for Florian Wirtz in the summer transfer window. The Germany international is seen as a possible successor to Kevin De Bruyne and it has been claimed that he is eager to work with City coach Pep Guardiola.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
England and Europe’s top teams will get more time to see Florian Wirtz in action ahead of the January transfer window, with Leverkusen facing Sandhausen in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday before taking on Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.