Bayer Leverkusen star, Florian Wirtz has revealed that it has been his dream to play for Spanish giants, Barcelona.
The 17-year-old was given his Bundesliga debut not before last year where he featured seven times in the post-lockdown fixtures, etching his name on the scoresheet against none other than runaway champions Bayern Munich.
As the season turned his cheek, nobody expected Wirtz to become a staple at Leverkusen in his second season itself. He features on the right side of the midfield triumvirate, or as the right attacking midfielder in a 4-1-4-1. During this time, Wirtz has recorded two goals, and four assists while registering 1.9 key passes per game.
Under strong limelight, Wirtz recently expressed his biggest dream as a footballer, which is to play For Barcelona. In conversation with Sport1, he said, “I always want to be the best. As a kid, I have dreamt of playing for Barça. That has not changed, but it can wait.”
Barcelona already boast of a similar player among their ranks in the form of Pedri, who seems to have the world at his feet right now. However, this news cannot be interpreted in a negative way by Barça, who might have the option to sign the next big talent to come out of Germany.