Manchester City remains in close observation of Bayer Leverkusen’s talented midfielder Florian Wirtz, according to recent reports. The 20-year-old has been on Manchester City’s radar, as well as on Barcelona’s, with both clubs expressing interest in securing his services.
Earlier reports in October suggested that City could present a substantial proposal to the German attacking midfielder. While Wirtz’s father and agent, Hans-Joachim, initially advocated for his son to continue with Bayer Leverkusen, recent developments suggest a potential departure might not be ruled out entirely.
The current report from SportBild indicates a ‘back door open’ for Wirtz to leave, and Manchester City, along with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, is closely monitoring the situation. The touted transfer fee is set to exceed €130 million, whether it happens this season or in 2025.
Wirtz’s existing contract runs until 2027, and Leverkusen is eager to extend it further. If a new contract is signed, Wirtz would reportedly become the first player in the club’s history to earn an annual salary in the ‘double-digit’ range, exceeding €10 million.
As of now, discussions about Wirtz’s future are inconclusive, with his agent stating, “It’s quiet in all directions.” While Manchester City watches his situation closely, there is no clear indication of their readiness to meet the substantial transfer fee demanded for the talented German midfielder.
Wirtz has showcased his prowess this season with eight goals and 12 assists in 24 games. Despite City’s interest, the player’s destination remains uncertain, with factors like a potential contract extension and Leverkusen’s league performance influencing the outcome.