Manchester City join race to sign Real Madrid and Barcelona transfer target worth 70 million euros

Manchester City are said to have expressed an interest in signing Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz, with Real Madrid and Barcelona also interested.

According to, the trio are keen to sign the 19-year-old midfielder in the summer. Despite being young, Wirtz has made 4 appearances for the German team. The player who has been with Leverkusen since June 2020 will expire in 2027.

Wirtz is said to be worth a staggering 70 million euros. While Leverkusen appreciates him, they have no objection to letting him go at the right price. The Bundesliga skins hopes to receive 90-110 million euros for players.

The former FC Koln U17 player has impressed with his passing and creativity at Leverkusen. He keeps the game flowing with short passes, can shift play into wide areas with long balls and also has a knack for scoring. In 91 games for Leverkusen, he has scored 21 goals and has 28 assists.

Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have stacked squads, with many players capable of playing in the midfield. However, according to their default formation, City are the only team that can deploy Wirtz in his natural attacking midfield role.

With Ilkay Gundogan And Bernardo Silva In regards to leaving the club, Wirtz could be a regular starter under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta reveals why he supported Real Madrid for a short time

In an interview with TyC Sports, Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta explained why he supported Real Madrid during his childhood. The legendary midfielder said he supported Real Madrid after Barcelona beat his boyhood side Albacete Balompie 7-1 in 1992.

Revealing the story, where he said he supports Los Blancos “in every way,” Iniesta told TyC Sports:

“As a young player, I played for Barca and Albacete, the team in my region. But my first team was Albacete, and then Barca. Those are the things you can have as a kid, one day Barca scored seven goals against Albacete, and I was angry at Barca, and there was a time when I was a bit confused with my own mind.”

Iniesta spent his entire career at Barca before joining Japanese side Vissel Kobe in 2018. He played 674 matches for the Blaugrana, scoring 57 goals, winning four UEFA Champions League titles and nine La Liga titles. .

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