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Transfer News: Chelsea amongst PL clubs eyeing a move for 18-year-old Bundesliga starlet



Florian Wirtz has made a name for himself at Bayer Leverkusen.

Transfer News: Chelsea are eyeing a move for Bayer Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz

According to Fichajes (h/t, Chelsea are keeping an eye on 18-year-old wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

The Blues, who currently possess the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, and Romelu Lukaku in their frontline, could add another attacker to the frontline. 

Werner has been in regular contact with Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann while Borussia Dortmund have also been eyeing a deal for the German forward. The 25-year-old has suffered for game-time at the London club this season and there is a lot of uncertainty over his future.

Florian Wirtz is being eyed by Chelsea. (imago Images)
Florian Wirtz is being eyed by Chelsea. (imago Images)

Additionally, Callum Hudson-Odoi has also spent a majority of his time on the pitch under Thomas Tuchel in the right-wing-back area rather than on the wings. Thus, the addition of another attacker could certainly be a timely one.

The West London club are eyeing a deal for Bayer Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz, who enjoyed a break-out season at the German club last season. The 18-year-old managed 38 appearances across all competitions last season and scored 8 goals and 8 assists in the process as he helped the club secure a 6th place finish in the league.

The Bayer Leverkusen man has not lost any speed this season as he has started the season in good form by scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in 3 games for his club.

Wirtz has been eyed by Man City and Arsenal.
Wirtz has been eyed by Man City and Arsenal. (imago Images)

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However, the Stamford Bridge outfit are not the only club in the running for the attacker as the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal are also trying to strike a deal with the Bundesliga club for the youngster, according to Fichajes (h/t

Although Chelsea’s rivals are competing for the player’s services, the Blues would be hoping to convince the player and join fellow countryman Thomas Tuchel at the West London club.

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