Barcelona hold talks with 19-year-old attacking midfielder’s father

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Barcelona target Florian Wirtz has been an absolute revelation in recent times. Last season, the talented 19-year-old attacking midfielder managed to get double digits in both goals and assists across all competitions playing for Bayer Leverkusen, showcasing just how well of a potent goal scorer as well as a creative player he can be.

Currently being targeted by a number of major European clubs, Bayern Munich amongst them, he is also being sought out by FC Barcelona themselves. According to a recent report by Sky Sports, FC Barcelona have directly called Hans J. Wirtz to inquire about his son and the current situation regarding his contract.

The 19-year-old Leverkusen midfielder has a contract running with the club until 2027, and his father reportedly assured suitors that Florian Wirtz would at the very least remain a Bayer Leverkusen player until the 2024 European Championship, stating in an interview with kicker:

“Florian is in good hands with Bayer Leverkusen until the 2024 European Championship.

The young German international has suffered from injury problems this season himself. However, since returning back to action, he has reminded Europe exactly why he has attracted so many suitors. With his 2 goals and 6 assists in 13 games so far, his ability exceeds simply his stats. His awareness, positioning, and playmaking abilities are also traits that culminate in making him the absolute wonderkid that he is.

Currently valued at €70 million by Transfermarkt, the player’s transfer would demand a hefty fee should any club want to pursue him. Coupled with what his father states about him remaining with Leverkusen until 2024, an arrival next season at FC Barcelona remains a dream too distant, moreover considering the fact that FC Barcelona themselves are struggling with financial issues themselves as of right now.

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