Chelsea are reportedly prepared to launch the offensive for Real Madrid target Florian Wirtz, valued at €100 million by Bayer Leverkusen.
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Chelsea are ready to make their move for Florian Wirtz. The 18-year-old prodigy, valued at €100 million by Bayer Leverkusen, is also being courted by Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Florian Wirtz is widely regarded as one of the most promising young players in Europe. The teenage prospect has made a stunning impact for Bayer Leverkusen since making his first-team debut last year. Since then, he has proven to be the successor for Kai Havertz, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2020.
The 18-year-old has already broken into the German national side and has started the 2021/22 season well, with seven goals and as many assists in 14 appearances across all competitions. Some of the biggest clubs in Europe have duly noticed the player’s progress, with Chelsea and Real Madrid being among his suitors.
Real Madrid have been closely monitoring the progress of Wirtz for quite some time now. And Los Blancos could do with a player of his qualities, considering Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, and Gareth Bale are struggling to make an impact for the club.
With each of the three players facing an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid will need to sign multiple forward, making Wirtz a viable target. On the other hand, the interest from Chelsea is surprising yet understandable.
Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, and Christian Pulisic are all facing uncertain futures at Stamford Bridge. The departure of any of the players will prompt Chelsea to enter the market for an attacking reinforcement. And Wirtz, with his ability to play across the attacking line, is an option worth considering for Chelsea.
According to El Nacional, Chelsea are ready to step up their efforts to sign Wirtz, valued at around €100 million by Bayer Leverkusen. Such a development has put Real Madrid on red alert in his pursuit, and it will be interesting to see if they respond with an appealing offer for the Bundesliga outfit. For now, all that remains certain is that Wirtz continues to become a highly sought-after player in the transfer market.