If he keeps trending in the right direction, Bayer Leverkusen ace Florian Wirtz is not going to be the “next big thing”, he will simply be one of a handful of players carrying Germany’s next generation.
With Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United all in pursuit, Bayer Leverkusen will have to work closely with Wirtz to see when the best time would be to sell the youngster.
Not listed in this particular report was Liverpool, but it has been said that Jurgen Klopp is also intrigued by Wirtz.
While his father/agent, Hans-Joachim, does not expect that to be in the near-future, the monetary figures being tossed around could expedite things.
“Florian is a young player. He still has to grow. It would be wrong to interrupt this process now. Playing at the World Cup 2022 is a nice target. For that Florian has to continue his development in peace,” the elder Wirtz told Sport Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
According to Sport Bild, Bayern Munich is going to push hard for Wirtz — even as the fee is expected to reach nine figures.
Bayern have been after the player for a long time (since his Köln days). Fee is expected to reach the €100m mark in the next couple of years.
Wirtz would seeming be a fit to eventually take over for Thomas Müller, but Jamal Musiala is also on the roster and could figure into the mix for that role. Musiala, of course, can also be a starting caliber winger — but there is also the possibility that Julian Nagelsmann will change his formation and do away with the traditional “Bayern Munich style” winger and opt for a formation which pushes his forward into a more narrow alignment.
Musiala could likely thrive in either set-up if he keeps developing.