Top talent Wirtz has Leverkusen contract renewed until 2023

Bayer Leverkusen have renewed the contract of their top talent Florian Wirtz until 2023, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday. Wirtz, 17, made his Bundesliga debut in May and has by now appeared 27 times for Leverkusen. He was the youngest Bundesliga scorer until 16-year-old Borussia Dortmund player Youssoufa Moukoko bettered that last week. “Florian has far exceeded our great expectations in his first year with the first team,” managing director Rudi Voeller said. “The confidence he’s shown in the Bundesliga and on the European stage in the Europa League has been impressive. If he carries on…

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