According to a report by Sport1, there is no release clause in the contract between Bayer Leverkusen and phenom Florian Wirtz.
It was originally thought that Bayern Munich would be able to swoop in after the 2022/2023 season and trigger an economically sensible release clause, but that rumor was more fantasy than fact.
That does not mean that Bayern Munich is out of luck, however.
The Bavarians could still target Wirtz for that timeframe because the player and the club have decided they would discuss mutually beneficial options at — or around — that same point in time:
Because there is no release clause in Wirtz’s contract, but a promise; an agreement that Bayer 04 — just like Kai Havertz, who then moved to Chelsea in 2020 — will deal with every offer that is both for the player side and for the team is interesting for the club.
Leverkusen’s intention is, as has already been discussed, if everything goes according to plan, to sell Wirtz in the summer of 2023 at the earliest for a large transfer fee. That is how long he should stay. Bayer can then still freely determine the price, Wirtz’s five-year contract runs until 2026 — they would not have any pressure.
If Bayern Munich really wants Wirtz — and is ready to spend mountains of cash — the player will be available. The fun part — dealing with Rudi Voller and Bayer Leverkusen — would then begin for the Bavarians’ front office.