Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal target Florian Wirtz hailed by Didi Hamann

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Didi Hamann has been impressed by Germany star Florian Wirtz

Didi Hamann has been impressed by Germany star Florian Wirtz (Pictures: Sky Sports/Getty)

Didi Hamann has hailed ‘brilliant’ Bayer Leverkusen and Germany star Florian Wirtz and says the Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target is the best teenage central midfielder ‘in decades’.

Wirtz, 18, enjoyed a breakthrough season for Leverkusen last term, playing 38 games in all competitions and making his international debut.

The teenager has continued to impress at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, scoring six goals and making six assists in 11 matches to help Bayer Leverkusen go joint-top of the Bundesliga.

Former Germany midfielder Hamann has been impressed by ‘brilliant’ Wirtz and cannot remember seeing a ‘better central midfielder at his age’.

Last week, German outlet Bild reported that Premier League rivals Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City were all monitoring Wirtz, although they claim Bayern Munich are the favourites to sign him next summer.

‘He’s a brilliant player, a different player to [Kai] Havertz, but he’s playing very well so far for Leverkusen,’ Hamann told Tribal Football.

A number of Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on Wirtz

A number of Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on Wirtz (Picture: Getty)

‘The only thing he lacks is a yard of pace, but I think he makes up for it with the positions he takes up.

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‘He’s stepped up so far, he’s been amazing, you can see he’s a leader in this team with his performances in the early weeks of the season.

‘I don’t think I’ve seen a better central midfielder at his age in decades, that’s how good I think he is.’

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