Liverpool will struggle to convince Bayer Leverkusen to sell Florian Wirtz even if they submit a massive bid.
The Reds are still working on plans to add more quality to their midfield despite reports that Andre is no longer on the club’s radar following a report on Wednesday.
A report from the Daily Star last week stated that Liverpool want Wirtz but even if they submit a £80 million (€92m) offer, Leverkusen are likely to reject it.
The German club’s managing director of sport, Simon Rolfes, has moved quickly to put this tale to rest.
The club president is quoted by Kicker as saying, “No, nobody has contacted us, and nobody needs that.”
By this, he implies that it is clear why no one at Leverkusen wants to sell the 20-year-old.
In a short while, the attacking midfielder should rank among the world’s best players.
In 15 games this season, he has already contributed nine assists and six goals for the Bundesliga team. The fact that Wirtz has already surpassed the 12 goals and assists he managed in 25 games last season shows how quickly he can pick things up and improve.