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Bayer Leverkusen star hints at Xabi Alonso’s future amid links with Liverpool

Published: Updated: 15:44, 24 Mar 2024
Florian Wirtz also hinted, he is set to stay for another season at Leverkusen

The latest transfer news from the football world has linked Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso and star player Florian Wirtz with a potential move to Liverpool. Despite these rumors, Wirtz has hinted that his future may not necessarily align with that of his coach.

Liverpool is set for a significant change ahead of next season as current manager Jurgen Klopp will be stepping down after nine successful years. The successor to Klopp remains unknown, but speculation suggests it could be Xabi Alonso, who has had an impressive run as the Bayer Leverkusen manager.

The new manager will bring their own ideas and plans to the table, working alongside Michael Edwards, who recently joined Fenway Sports Group in a senior role, and new Liverpool sporting director Richard Hughes. Their collective goal will be shaping the future of this iconic club.

Xabi Alonso is top target for both Bayern and Liverpool

Alonso's name has been frequently mentioned in connection with the soon-to-be vacant managerial post at Anfield. The Spaniard is currently closing in on winning the Bundesliga title with Bayer Leverkusen. However, he's also been linked with another former club of his - Bayern Munich.

Sky Germany believes that Alonso is more likely to head towards Munich than the Premier League. However, if Alonso does end up at Anfield, Wirtz hinted at what Liverpool players can expect from their potential new coach.

Despite retiring seven years ago, 42-year-old Alonso continues to leave his squad in awe of his ability. His coaching style and football acumen could be a valuable asset for any team he joins.

Bayer Leverkusen player, Florian Wirtz, said:

“It is extremely important to me that I have such a good connection with him [Alonso],"

"But of course we decide about our future independently of each other. I don’t tie my path to his, no. I don’t really know what the coach is doing. And about my future: My focus these days is on the national team, and after that I still have a lot of plans for Bayer 04."

Florian Wirtz himself big target for top clubs

Alongside these managerial speculations are rumors about talented squad members potentially making moves during the upcoming transfer window. One such player is 20-year-old versatile attacker Florian Wirtz who boasts an impressive record this season - 11 goals and 17 assists across all competitions.

Wirtz recently reflected on how either he or his coach might not remain at BayArena beyond summer while away from home base on national team duty.

However, despite these speculations surrounding him and his coach moving together to Liverpool or elsewhere, there seems to be some resistance towards such a move so early in his career. Wirtz's agent has downplayed the idea, citing the player's successful progression in Germany.

While there are strong links between Bayer Leverkusen's star player and manager with Liverpool, nothing is set in stone yet. The upcoming summer transfer window will undoubtedly bring more clarity on these matters.

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