No exit clause for top talent

    Just under a year after signing his last contract, top talent Florian Wirtz has again extended his working papers at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The 19-year-old national player, who has been out since last March with a cruciate ligament rupture, has signed a new contract until June 30, 2027 – as Transfermarkt learned, it does not include an exit clause. Up until his retirement, Wirtz was directly involved in 24 goals in 31 games for Bayer last season.

    Wirtz came to Leverkusen from local rivals 1. FC Köln in January 2020 and quickly became a regular player and top performer. In 78 games for the “Werkself” to date, he has contributed 41 scorers. Since making his debut in September 2021, he has had four senior caps.

    The extension is the “result of many constructive meetings in recent weeks. In doing so, we were able to show important and convincing perspectives for one of the best German players of the coming decade: Above all, of course, a great squad that also allows Florian’s own strengths to develop,” said the outgoing sporting director Rudi Völler. “Florian knows that we will continue to be competitive in Leverkusen in the coming years and that we will attack at national and international level. And he will be an important part of it. I’m looking forward to watching this boy play football in the Werkself shirt for a long time to come.”

    Bayer Leverkusen and Wirtz already “an extraordinary success story”

    Völler’s successor Simon Rolfes added: “In trusting and very good discussions with Florian and his family, we have agreed to continue on the path we started in January 2020. The fact that we are documenting this here and now with a further extension of the cooperation, which was planned anyway, underlines the absolute satisfaction on both sides. The connection between Bayer 04 and Florian Wirtz is already an extraordinary success story. With this in mind, we want to write more chapters. Florian is a special player. He is of great sporting importance to our club and we offer him the best opportunities for a fantastic sporting career. Together, we know that we can still achieve a lot.”

    With Wirtz, Vinicius Jr, Bellingham & Co.: The 100 most valuable footballers in the world

    With Vinicius Jr, Salah & Bellingham: The 100 Most Valuable Footballers In The World

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    After the market value updates in the major leagues in Europe, the ranking of the 100 most valuable footballs in the world has been realigned.
    (as of June 21, 2022)

    100 Raphinha – Leeds United – market value: €45m

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    Also valued at €45m are: Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Roma), Tomas Soucek (West Ham), Marcos Llorente (Atlético), Ángel Correa (Atlético), Ederson (Man City), Aymeric Laporte (Man City), Jan Oblak (Atlético), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

    99 Franck Kessié – AC Milan – market value: €45m

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    98 Martin Ødegaard – Arsenal FC – market value: €45m

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    97 Jonathan David – LOSC Lille – market value: €45m

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    96 Ferran Torres – FC Barcelona – market value: €45m

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    95 Paul Pogba – Man United – Market value: €48m#

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    94 Raphaël Varane – Man United – market value: €48m

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    93 Richarlison – Everton FC – market value: €48m

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    92 Cristian Romero – Tottenham – market value: €48m

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    91 Lionel Messi – PSG – market value: €50m

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    90 Alisson – Liverpool FC – market value: €50m

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    89 Marco Verratti – PSG – market value: €50m

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    88 José María Giménez – Atlético Madrid – market value: €50m

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    87 Kalvin Phillips – Leeds United – market value: €50m

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    86 Patrik Schick – Leverkusen – market value: €50m

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    85 Lucas Hernández – Bayern Munich – market value: €50m

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    84 Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad – market value: €50m

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    83 James Maddison – Leicester City – market value: €50m

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    82 Carlos Soler – Valencia FC – market value: €50m

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    81 Pau Torres – Villarreal FC – market value: €50m

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    80 Arnaut Danjuma – Villarreal FC – market value: €50m

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    79 Gabriel Jesus – Man City – market value: €50m

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    78 Tammy Abraham – AS Roma – market value: €50m

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    77 Fikayo Tomori – AC Milan – market value: €50m

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    76 Gianluigi Donnarumma – PSG – market value: €50m

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    75 Ronald Araújo – FC Barcelona – market value: €50m

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    74 Sandro Tonali – AC Milan – market value: €50m

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    73 Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool FC – market value: €55m

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    72 David Alaba – Real Madrid – market value: €55m

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    71 Fabián Ruiz – SSC Napoli – market value: €55m

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    70 Youri Tielemans – Leicester City – market value: €55m

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    69 Theo Hernández – AC Milan – market value: €55m

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    68 Darwin Núñez – Benfica/Liverpool – market value: €55m

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    67 Eduardo Camavinga – Real Madrid – market value: €55m

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    66 Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid – market value: €60m

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    65 Fabinho – Liverpool FC – market value: €60m

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    64 Leroy Sané – Bayern Munich – market value: €60m

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    63 Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich – market value: €60m

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    62 Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester City – market value: €60m

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    61 Diogo Jota – Liverpool FC – market value: €60m

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    60 Mikel Oyarzabal – Real Sociedad – market value: €60M

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    59 Frenkie de Jong – FC Barcelona – market value: €60M

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    58 Marcus Rashford – Man United – market value: €60m

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    57 Éder Militão – Real Madrid – market value: €60M

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    56 Jules Koundé – Seville – market value: €60M

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    55 Alessandro Bastoni – Inter – market value: €60M

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    54 Moussa Diaby – Leverkusen – market value: €60m

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    53 Reece James – Chelsea FC – market value: €60m

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    52 Aurélien Tchouameni – AS Monaco/Real Madrid – market value: €60m

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    51 Rodrygo – Real Madrid – market value: €60m

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    50 Ansu Fati – FC Barcelona – market value: €60m

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    49 Gavi – FC Barcelona – market value: €60m

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    48 Andrew Robertson – Liverpool FC – market value: €65m

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    47 João Cancelo – Man City – market value: €65m

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    46 Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich – market value: €65m

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    45 Milan Skriniar – Inter Milan – market value: €65m

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    44 Serge Gnabry – Bayern Munich – market value: €65m

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    43 Luis Díaz – Liverpool FC – market value: €65m

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    42 Federico Chiesa – Juventus – market value: €65m

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    41 Achraf Hakimi – PSG – Market value: €65m

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    40 Victor Osimhen – SSC Napoli – market value: €65m

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    39 Bukayo Saka – Arsenal FC – market value: €65m

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    38 Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich – market value: €65m

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    37 Sadio Mané – Liverpool FC – market value: €70m

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    36 Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea FC – market value: €70m

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    35 Marquinhos – PSG – Market value: €70m

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    34 Raheem Sterling – Man City – market value: €70m

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    33 Sergej Milinković-Savić – Lazio – market value: €70m

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    32 Jack Grealish – Man City – market value: €70m

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    31 Nicolò Barella – Inter Milan – market value: €70m

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    30 Federico Valverde – Real Madrid – market value: €70m

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    29 Rafael Leão – AC Milan – market value: €70m

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    28 Kai Havertz – Chelsea FC – market value: €70m

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    27 Matthijs de Ligt – Juventus – market value: €70m

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    26 João Félix – Atlético Madrid – market value: €70m

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    25 Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich – market value: €70m

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    24 Florian Wirtz – Leverkusen – market value: €70m

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    23 Neymar – PSG – Market value: €75m

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    22 Heung-Min Son – Tottenham – market value: €75m

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    21 Rúben Dias – Man City – market value: €75m

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    20 Lautaro Martínez – Inter Milan – market value: €75m

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    19 Mason Mount – Chelsea FC – market value: €75m

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    18 Jadon Sancho – Man United – market value: €75m

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    17 Bernardo Silva – Man City – market value: €80m

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    16 Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich – market value: €80m

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    15 Rodri – Man City – market value: €80m

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    14 Christopher Nkunku – RB Leipzig – market value: €80m

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    13 Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool – market value: €80M

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    12 Declan Rice – West Ham – market value: €80m

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    11 Pedri – FC Barcelona – market value: €80m

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    10 Jude Bellingham – BVB – market value: €80m

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    9 Kevin De Bruyne – Man City – Market value: €85m

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    8 Bruno Fernandes – Man United – market value: €85m

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    7 Dušan Vlahović – Juventus – market value: €85m

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    6 Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – market value: €90M

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    5 Harry Kane – Tottenham – market value: €90m

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    4 Phil Foden – Man City – market value: €90m

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    3 Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – market value: €100M

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    2 Erling Haaland – BVB/Man City – market value: €150m

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    1 Kylian Mbappé – PSG – market value: €160m

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    Wirtz, who is one of the 25 most valuable footballers in the world with a market value of 70 million euros, said: “From my point of view, the development over the past two years has been almost breathtaking and certainly not predictable in this form. It is clear to me that I also have the team to thank for this, with whom it is incredible fun. The guys are a key reason why I feel comfortable here and that it went so well overall. There is a lot in us and in this club. We want to show that to all Bayer 04 fans. And those who aren’t.”

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