Wirtz extends Leverkusen deal

By Rune Gjerulff

German wonderkid Florian Wirtz has agreed to a new Bayer Leverkusen contract.

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Florian Wirtz.
Florian Wirtz.

Florian Wirtz has extended his Bayer Leverkusen contract by a further year, committing himself to ‘Die Werkself’ until 2027.

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“From my point of view, the development in the past two years was almost breathtaking and certainly not foreseeable in this form. It’s clear to me that I also owe it to the team, with whom I have incredible fun,” said Wirtz, who has been sidelined with a cruciate ligament rupture since March.

“The guys are a key reason why I feel comfortable here and why things have gone so well overall. There’s a lot in us and in this club. We want to show that to all Bayer 04 fans and everyone else as well,” added the highly-rated youngster.

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Sporting director Simon Rolfes, who will replace Rudi Völler as managing director for sport on July 1, said:

“Florian is a special player. He has great sporting significance for our club, and in the same way we offer him the best opportunities for a fantastic sporting career. Together, we know we can still achieve a lot.”

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