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Bayer Leverkusen chief speaks out on future of Manchester United-linked Florian Wirtz

Bayer Leverkusen chief speaks out on future of Manchester United-linked Florian Wirtz

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has recently spoken out about the future of Florian Wirtz, who has seemingly attracted the interest of some top clubs, including Manchester United and Arsenal.

Wirtz linked with Manchester United and Arsenal

Florian Wirtz is just 18 years of age, but he has already firmly cemented himself in Bayer Leverkusen’s senior side.

Wirtz joined the club from FC Koln’s youth ranks back in January of 2020, and has since become an instant success.

The teen is a central attacking midfielder by trade, but can also play on the left-wing.

And, during his time with Leverkusen, he has now scored 15 goals and provided 13 assists in 55 outings.

Such fine form at such a young age has, as mentioned above, seen Wirtz already linked with some top sides, two of whom ply their trade in the Premier League.

Recent reports stemming from Italy claimed that Arsenal are ready to compete with Manchester United for the signing of the wunderkind.

Where Wirtz would fit into Man United’s attack at present remains to be seen, but he would likely prove a very shrewd addition for Arsenal.

Bayer Leverkusen chief speaks on Wirtz’s future

In turn, as outlined above, Rudi Voller, Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director, has spoken out over the future of the German outfit’s latest gem.

However, it does not sound as though Wirtz will be leaving the BayArena any time soon.

Voller has revealed that he is ‘very sure’ the midfield sensation will still be plying his trade with Leverkusen next season:

“Nobody has to ask. Florian is in very good hands with us. With the exception of Bayern, there will always be a pain threshold at all Bundesliga clubs. With Florian Wirtz, however, the question doesn’t even arise.

“The boy is only 18 years old. Even in three years, he will only be 21. I’m very sure he will play for us in the 2022/2023 season.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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