Florian Wirtz of Bayer Leverkusen is apparently a target for Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the forthcoming transfer window, according to TEAMtalk.
The 20-year-old has become an essential member of Xavi Alonso’s starting eleven after moving to the BayArena back in 2020.
With two goals and four assists in nine league games this season, the young player has been essential to his team’s stellar performances, which have put them at the top of the table.
It seems that a number of prominent European clubs, including Tottenham and Arsenal, have expressed interest in signing the midfield player after being pleased by his recent outstanding performances.
Tottenham has reportedly been closely monitoring the player’s progress in anticipation of a possible transfer next year, according to the TEAMtalk report. According to the source, Wirtz may decide to pursue his career goals and leave Leverkusen during the summer transfer window. If Spurs make a serious approach, they may be able to acquire him.
However, TEAMtalk claims that Tottenham won’t have an easy time signing Wirtz because Arsenal, their bitter rival, is also preparing a move for him. The story goes on to state that Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle United, and the Gunners are all interested in hiring him. Therefore, it will be quite challenging for the Gunners or the Lilywhites to finalize any possible trade involving the Leverkusen star.
Arsenal or Tottenham will have to shell out a lot of cash to get Wirtz because it has been reported that Leverkusen wants at least £74 million to let their star player go if they are forced to cash in next year.
Technically sound, the 20-year-old can play between the lines, create opportunities for attackers with his efficiency, finish his chances, and put in a lot of effort even when he is not in possession of the ball.
Therefore, if Arsenal or Tottenham are able to sign him during the next transfer window, it would be a huge coup for them. Though they currently have a strong attacking midfield unit, it is quite doubtful that the Gunners or the Lilywhites will pay the reputed £74 million to sign the player.