Liverpool’s reported pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen forward Florian Wirtz has dealt them a potential blow
With a move previously managed in January, Wirtz has been professed to highlight on Liverpool’s waitlist in front of the late spring window one year from now.
Notwithstanding, the 20-year-old’s Father has now freely expressed that he anticipates that his child should stay at Leverkusen until 2025. Hans-Joachim Wirtz, quoted by German reporter Florian Plettenberg on X, put a pin in any transfer talk for 2024.
According to Wirtz senior, Florian’s agent, “everything is currently geared towards Florian continuing to play in Leverkusen next season.”
Plettenberg proceeds to add somewhat more tone, guaranteeing that it’s currently ‘logical’ that the Germany global will remain at Leverkusen for 2024/25.
After that, the journalist says that Bayern Munich wants him, and Wirtz himself says that he would “prefer” to play for the Bundesliga champions.
Wirtz to stay at Leverkusen This is a bold and potentially surprising statement from Wirtz’s father.
Having been one of the most mind-blowing players in a Leverkusen side who are flying, the youth has been connected to a plenty of top groups as of late.
Wirtz’s value is currently skyrocketing, according to reports, to the tune of around £87 million.
Although his strategy of staying at Leverkusen for a little while longer is admirable, there is no guarantee that his interest will continue.
You could argue that Wirtz has plenty of time to get his move because he hasn’t even turned 21 yet. Yes, that is the case.
Notwithstanding, the previous Koln prospect has proactively experienced a major difficulty with a knee injury in 2022. You just never know when these things will happen in football. It’s occasionally best to strike when the iron’s hot.
Would it be a good idea for him he stand by – as it seems he will do – Wirtz could pass up getting a fantasy move.
Nonetheless, Liverpool probably welcomes this news. It appears to be far-fetched that they’d pursue nothing to joke about for Wirtz this late spring. They may be in a better position to do so in 18 months. Additionally, it gives them ample time to persuade him to choose Liverpool over Bayern!
Jamie Carragher describes Liverpool’s ’embarrassing’ signing as a ‘waste of money.’
Liverpool’s midfield woes this season cannot be overstated.
When the summer window opens, Jurgen Klopp and his team will have to use their time and resources wisely.
To the chagrin of the Anfield faithful, the club’s long-running pursuit of Jude Bellingham recently came to an end.
With Carragher announcing the need to sign three midfielders over the next 12 months at the end of last season, it’s time to turn their attention to cheaper alternatives to the English teen.
Their transfer incompetence has been thrashed by supporters, and now Champions League winner Carragher has chastised the club for appearing ‘weak’ and ‘negligent’.
Jamie Carragher’s thoughts on Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wrote for The Telegraph about how fans feel misled following their club’s withdrawal from their long-running Bellingham pursuit.
Liverpool will need ready-made reinforcements this summer if they are to regain their title-challenging form, which has been lacking this season.
Despite their interest in Bellingham and Aurelien Tchouameni, Liverpool must have been aware of the urgent need for a midfield renewal, according to his comments.
Arthur Melo, a last-minute loan signing by Klopp Carragher has called a “embarrassing climbdown” and a “waste of money,” enters the picture at this point.
“That is [Klopp’s] biggest mistake on this issue and he knows it,” Carragher wrote for The Telegraph. “The big giveaway that he realised his error in not recruiting before the last pre-season was the last-minute scramble for Arthur Melo on the final day of last August’s transfer window.”
Liverpool, a team based in Anfield, justified their financial outlay as a means of buying time while searching for a longer-term, world-beating midfielder.
“That deal was a money-wasting climbdown and embarrassing. Liverpool was waiting for the longer-term goal, which was the justification at the time.
Anfield’s disappointing tenure with Arthur Melo
The Brazilian international’s stay in Merseyside, where he paid a loan fee of £3.9 million, has been one to forget.
Melo has mostly played for Liverpool’s Under-21 team, making just one appearance for the senior team in their 1-0 loss to Napoli.
Transfer insider Dean Jones told GIVEMESPORT that their loaned midfielder Melo has been nothing more than a “panic buy.”
Since joining from Italian powerhouse Juventus, Melo’s absence from Anfield matches has been primarily due to injury.
The player in question will, unfortunately, probably return to Turin this summer because the venture was a failure for both parties.
The Anfield hierarchy will have to accept this as yet another hiring blunder, but all eyes will be on their summer transfer activity now that their pursuit of one of the biggest prospects in world football has come to a shaming end.