Bayern Munich and Barcelona battle for Wiltz
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Bayern Munich and Barcelona battle for Wiltz

Barcelona are facing a tough challenge from Bayern Munich in the race for Leverkusen star Florian Wiltz.

Bayern Munich are reportedly working on an “ambitious plan” to develop Wiltz into one of the team’s key players. However, the transfer prospects for the attacking midfielder, who is contracted to Leverkusen until 2027, are not promising.

FC Barcelona’s interest in the talented German player Florian Wirtz is clear for all to see. Even at first glance, the agile Werkself player’s style of play seems ideally suited to the Catalans’ possession-based style of play.

But Barca’s financial situation is a much harder secret to keep – and signing Werkself might be difficult anyway. But the latest reports from Munich complicate that plan even further.

The record-breaking club are said to be in fierce competition with FC Barcelona in a tug-of-war for the German super-talent, according to reports.

FC Bayern officials are implementing an “ambitious plan” to make Wiltz one of their pillar players. Bayern have traditionally been very interested in homegrown talent and Wiltz is no exception. His ‘luxury duo’ with Jamal Musiala is a promising one, and the pair have recently made their mark on the DFB team.

Wiltz’s remaining tenure secured for now

Werkself fans should feel reassured, however, that they will be able to cheer on Wiltz in Bayer colours for a while yet. Father and advisor Hans Joachim Wirtz confirmed to Kicker in January that the super-talent will remain at Leverkusen until at least next summer’s Champions League.

The hot talent doesn’t want to deal with a transfer just yet: “I still have a fairly long contract. That’s why I don’t need to worry about my future right now,” said Wiltz: “We’ve had a very good season at Leverkusen so far and are happy at the club. That’s why I only think about Leverkusen.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona battle for Wiltz

Eurosport assessment: Leverkusen are likely to reshuffle after next summer’s European Championships. FC Barcelona have long been interested in Wiltz, but must first earn triple-digit revenues to make a serious offer. Wiltz’s contract runs until 2027 and does not include a departure clause. This is a favorable negotiating position for Bayer Leverkusen, who are unlikely to sell the 20-year-old for less than €100 million.

The same goes for Bayern Munich. Just a few months ago, the record-breaking champions broke the long-standing transfer restrictions by signing Harry Kane for €100 million. It is doubtful that Bayern Munich will sign players again for the same price a year from now, but sooner or later, the bidding will begin and the chances are high that Wiltz will be sold before 2027.

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