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Actual Madrid ‘assured’ of beating Barcelona to €150m signing

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Actual Madrid consider they may beat Barcelona to the signing of Florian Wirtz, if and when he decides to go away Bayer Leverkusen, a report has claimed.

Wirtz is one in all world soccer’s most in-demand prospects following a stellar 2023/24 season, serving to Leverkusen report a historic unbeaten Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double, whereas their solely defeat got here within the ultimate of the Europa League to Atalanta. Alongside the way in which, he registered 18 targets and 20 assists throughout all competitions.

The 21-year-old was additionally one in all Germany’s star gamers on their run to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024 earlier than they fell to Spain, scoring his nation’s first and final targets of the event.

Understandably, Wirtz has been closely linked with a transfer away from Leverkusen, although he’s anticipated to stay in Germany for a minimum of yet another season.

Catalan outlet SPORT report Barcelona would like to signal Wirtz, although given their precarious monetary place, they recognise this might be extremely troublesome to tug off.

Florian Wirtz

Wirtz is a Leverkusen hero / Christof Koepsel/GettyImages

As such, these upstairs on the Santiago Bernabeu consider Madrid are in pole place to convey him in as an alternative. The membership have already got a very good relationship with Leverkusen, and he’ll develop into their third predominant switch goal over the following 12 months, together with Lille’s Leny Yoro and Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies.

Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro has lengthy insisted he won’t entertain provides price lower than €150m for Wirtz.

Within the shorter time period, 90min understands Barcelona are eager on buying Wirtz’s Leverkusen teammate Jeremie Frimpong, however they face competitors from Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United for his signature.

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