According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, some of Europe’s biggest clubs are already making preparations for the 2023 summer transfer window. And 19-year-old German prodigy Florian Wirtz is the subject of interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Florian Wirtz has established himself as one of Europe’s most promising young attackers since joining Bayer Leverkusen from 1. FC Koln in January 2020. The teenage wonderkid has not looked back since making his first-team debut for the Bundesliga giants in May 2020, becoming a pivotal figure following Kai Havertz’s departure two years ago.
Wirtz is a target for Barcelona for the 2023 summer transfer window, but the interest from the Blaugrana is a tad-bit surprising, considering Xavi Hernandez has loaded attacking and midfield units at his disposal. Nonetheless, Wirtz is a top target for Barcelona, with the 19-year-old prodigy previously revealing his desire to join the Catalan club.
Like Barcelona, Real Madrid will also look to secure Wirtz’s services in the 2023 summer transfer window. And unlike their local rivals, Real Madrid will likely have a spot for Wirtz to take in the 2023/24 season, considering Luka Modric is in the twilight of his career. At the same time, the German wonderkid can also play a more advanced role in the final third.
But Barcelona and Real Madrid will have to fend off stiff competition from Bayern Munich to sign Wirtz. The Bundesliga giants might be looking at the Bayer Leverkusen whizkid as a long-term successor for Thomas Muller, with the German international in the final phase of his glittering career.