Bayern Munich fans had a chance to get an up-close look at Bayer Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz as Die Roten dominated Die Werkself.
While Leverkusen was getting spanked as a team, Wirtz was able to show some flashes of his brilliance. That top-level talent is what is attracting Bayern Munich — and a lot of other clubs — to the Germany international.
Abendzeitung captured an interview that Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler gave to Bild, where Völler indicated that Wirtz is still young and has plenty of time to develop at his current club:
Despite his contract extension with Bayern Leverkusen until 2026, Florian Wirtz is already considered a hot candidate on Säbener Straße. As Bayer boss Rudi Völler made clear before the significant defeat against Bayern, the interested clubs must be patient first.
Wirtz will “definitely” play for Leverkusen next season: “Nobody has to ask. Florian is in very good hands with us,” he told “Bild”. He also referred a possible exit clause to the realm of fables: “When the rumor was spread a few weeks ago that there was an exit clause in the contract until 2026, I clarified that immediately,” said Völler.
At just 18-years-old, Völler is correct. Wirtz still has room for his game to grow and transferring away too early could cause more harm than good to the starlet’s development.
Bayern Munich fans hoping to see Wirtz and Jamal Musiala on the same pitch soon will have to treasure those international matches, though. Hansi Flick will be the only manager that will be able to call on both of those players any time in the immediate future.