Bayern Munich sporting director Christoph Freund has heard the rumors regarding a potential pursuit of Florian Wirtz by the Bavarians.
If you take Freund at his word, Wirtz is not — currently — an option for Bayern Munich.
“That’s not our topic at the moment. We have a very good team and players who are developing really well. We would like to extend with them and keep the team together. We’ll see what piece of the puzzle we’re still missing. Florian Wirtz is a very good player, but we also have very good players here,” Freund said when quizzed about the situation during the postgame rush after Bayern Munich’s 8-0 thrashing of SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
Despite what Freund said, Fabrizio Romano thinks Bayern Munich could be a player for Wirtz as soon as next summer:
Florian Wirtz could be on the move after Euro 2024 in Germany. Sources guarantee that the German international could be one of the big names in next summer's transfer window. In addition to Bayern, top clubs from Spain and England are keeping an eye on Wirtz [@FabrizioRomano] pic.twitter.com/rWIdRSLidl— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 29, 2023
One potential x-factor in a potential pursuit of Wirtz are those pesky rumors surrounding Jamal Musiala. Musiala, who recently professed his admiration for playing with Wirtz for the German national team, is rumored to be unhappy in Bavaria and has drawn interest from Real Madrid, Liverpool FC, and Manchester City.
Should those reports actually turn out to be true, Bayern Munich might not waste time in chasing the Bayer Leverkusen ace.
And if Bayern Munich does actually make an effort to get Wirtz, then maybe fans will be treated to more plays like this (sorry in advance to anyone geo-blocked):
FLORIAN WIRTZ IS A MAGICIAN!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 29, 2023
WHAT A GOAL pic.twitter.com/UYh8v9BzF4
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