Leverkusen versatile forward emerged as summer transfer target for Liverpool

By | March 31, 2022

After registering eight goals and eight assists for Bayer Leverkusen the previous season, playmaker Florian Wirtz has eight goals and 12 assists to his name across all competitions this campaign.

The 18-year-old German’s fine form not only helped him debut for his country in March 2021 but has also seen the player draw attention from elsewhere.

SportBild reports that Liverpool are one of the clubs to have the attacking midfielder in their wish list of targets.

The outlet takes a look at the ace’s development at BayArena and to discuss the matter, they have taken views from Olaf Thon, Lukas Podolski and Karl-Heinz Korbel.

Wirtz’s current contract with the Bundesliga outfit will run down in June 2026, but Olaf claims he could change clubs after this term.

Meanwhile, Lothar Matthaus has advised his highly-regarded fellow countryman not to leave Die Werkslef until 2024.

Karl-Heinz views the youngster as a candidate to replace the Senegal international Sadio Mane at the Merseyside side.

The Eintracht Frankfurt senior member believes Florian can succeed under the orders of manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

“A player like Wirtz needs an environment in which he feels comfortable in order to develop,” he said.

“If he leaves in 2023 or 2024, he can choose the club: Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Bayern, Liverpool. I think he would do well with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. As the successor to Sadio Mane.”

SportBild add that if Liverpool or any other side move for Wirtz, they’ll have to spend big because they say his sale will surely generate a sum in the region of €100 million plus.