Arsenal and other Premier League sides are looking to add a promising high potential player to their midfield.
Arsenal’s midfield has gone through some injuries, signings, and a balancing act between players such as Xhaka, Partey, Vieira and Jorginho. However, The Gunners are looking for a long term signee and potential star in the making this summer transfer window.
Not only the Gunners, but sides such as Tottenham and Manchester City have joined their pursuit. According to thehardtackle, All three clubs have their eyes set on one big target, Florian Wirtz, of Bayern Leverkusen.
With Arsenal now poised to be in the Champions League next season, the number of fixtures will massively increase for the Gunners. The need to sit on Odegaard or Partey will no longer be an option and a need for depth is crucial.
Florian Wirtz has potential and fits the Gunners bill for playmaking and assists. The German midfielder has 2 goals and 2 assists in 4 Europa League appearances, and 4 assists in 9 matches played in the Bundesliga.
According to fbref, Florian Wirtz is 99th percentile in assists, 99th in successful take-ons, 97th progressive passes and 92nd in shot-creating actions. The German native has a playmaking style that could flourish in a system for Arsenal.
However, with a long-term contract and substantial potential behind him, the midfielder has a hefty price tag of 70 million euros.
The player won’t come cheap if Arsenal want to sign the German come the summer transfer window.