Manchester City, Juventus, PSG Scout Bayer Leverkusen Wonderkid

Manchester City, Juventus, PSG Scout Bayer Leverkusen Wonderkid

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at November 7, 2023 at 9:29 AM
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  • Manchester City representatives scouted Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz on Saturday
  • Wirtz was on the scoresheet as Leverkusen beat Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga
  • The 20-year-old is one of the most exciting players in German football

Bayer Leverkusen star, Florian Wirtz has attracted plenty of admirers in the last few seasons due to his performances in Germany.

Manchester City, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain scouts were reportedly in attendance at Leverkusen's entertaining 3-2 Bundesliga win over Hoffenheim.

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Florian Wirtz is one of the most exciting German talents. Photos by Lars Baron and Catherine Ivill.
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Wirtz has been making a name for himself in German football since the 2019/20 season and has broken several records in the Bundesliga.

On Saturday against Hoffenheim, he opened the scoring in the 9th minute following a brilliant pass from striker Victor Boniface. Xabi Alonso's side went into halftime leading 2-0.

Hoffenheim erased the two-goal deficit, and the game seemed like it would end in a frustrating draw with 20 minutes left. However, Alejandro Grimaldo scored what turned out to be the winner in the 70th minute.

Leverkusen cemented their grip on top of the Bundesliga with 28 points, two ahead of Bayern Munich, who thrashed Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in Der Klassiker.

Man City scout Wirtz

According to 90min, Manchester City scouts were present at the PreZero Arena to watch Wirtz, an exciting midfielder they have been following for some time.

Representatives from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain were also present to keep an eye on the midfielder.

Writz recently returned from an ACL injury in the second half of last season and has been excellent so fast this season.

He has played 15 games this season, scoring six goals and providing nine assists. He has played 118 games for Leverkusen, scored 29 goals, and provided 39 assists.

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Ancelotti addresses Alonso rumours

Sports Brief earlier reported on Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti giving his thoughts about Alonso possibly replacing him as manager.

Ancelotti is widely expected to leave his Real Madrid role to go and manage Brazil.

The former AC Milan boss mentioned other club legends, in addition to Alonso, as his preferred candidates for the role.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.