Bayer Leverkusen declares Wirtz non-transferable

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Florian Wirtz is having a great season and this has led to the big European clubs to set their sights on him. But the general manager of the German club, Fernando Carro, told German programme 'Sport Studio' that he "does not value" the sale of the playmaker in the summer.

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Bayer Leverkusen are having a dream season, winning the Bundesliga and reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League and the final of the DFB Pokal. One of the main architects of this, alongside Xabi Alonso, is Florian Wirtz.
Wirtz is shining at national and international level this season and this has not gone unnoticed by top European clubs. Indeed, 'Relevo' reported that Real Madrid had positive reports on the player.
However, Fernando Carro, general manager of Bayer Leverkusen, has spoken out about the rumours of the German international's possible departure. In a statement to the German programme 'Sport Studio', he said that the club is "not considering" selling the playmaker in the next transfer window.
"I made a mistake when I said that Florian's price was around 150 million euros. In fact, he has no price tag for us", he continued. He also analysed what his value would be in Spanish football, where there are clauses for his release: "If he was at Real Madrid or Barcelona, we would be talking about 1 or 2 billion euros."
Bayer Leverkusen are making history this season and Florian Wirtz is one of the main people responsible. The other big name is their coach, Xabi Alonso, who has already assured that he will stay in Germany for another year. The Germans have already done part of the work for next season with the continuity of the Spanish coach. The next step will be to see if they are capable of retaining their star player in the face of interest from the continent's transatlantic giants.