Blow for Manchester City as £80 million star to stay at present club beyond this summer

According to caughtoffside, Man City’s summer ambitions are in jeopardy since Florian Wirtz appears to be committed to Bayer Leverkusen beyond this summer. According to the Daily Star, the Premier League champions have been keeping an eye on the German teenager and dispatched scouts to witness him play against Bayern Munich earlier this month.

The Manchester club had hoped to capture Wirtz, who is valued at £80 million, this summer, but the player’s father has announced that the 20-year-old will remain with the Bundesliga leaders beyond the transfer window.

Wirtz’s father told KSTA via Fabrizio Romano that Florian has a contract with Leverkusen until 2027. That is also about how long he will stay in Leverkusen.We should wait the next two years to see where the route leads.”

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Florian Wirtz is one of the best talents in Europe.

It’s easy to understand why Man City wants Wirtz, as the teenager has been one of Europe’s most fascinating talents since debuting for Bayer Leverkusen in 2020.

The German star has been instrumental in Leverkusen’s success this season, as Xabi Alonso’s team seeks a triple. The midfielder has played 31 games, scoring eight goals and generating an astonishing 17 assists. According to his father’s statements, Wirtz is expected to stay in Germany until 2026, and it remains to be seen whether Manchester City will still be interested when that time arrives.

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