Florian Wirtz is currently working on his comeback after tearing his cruciate ligament. He has already set the course for the future.

    National player Florian Wirtz has extended his already long-term contract with Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen four years before it expires. After the extension by a year, the 19-year-old is now under contract until 2027 with the third-placed player in the Bundesliga last season. Wirtz came to Leverkusen from local rivals 1. FC Köln in January 2020 and quickly became a regular player and top performer. Since making his debut in September 2021, he has had four senior caps. He has been absent since March due to a cruciate ligament tear.

    “We were able to show one of the best German players of the coming decade important and convincing perspectives,” said the outgoing sports director Rudi Völler: “Florian knows that we will continue to be competitive in Leverkusen in the coming years and will attack at national and international level . And he will be an important part of it.”

    Völler’s successor Simon Rolfes said: “Florian is a special player. He is of great sporting importance for our club and we offer him the best opportunities for a fantastic sporting career.” Wirtz himself said: “From my point of view, the development in the past two years was almost breathtaking and certainly not foreseeable in this form.” There is “a lot in us and in this club”.