Wirtz will be in high demand when the transfer window opens and Arsenal would face strong competition from the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool if they are interested in the 20-year-old forward. The Daily Star have claimed that Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the young German and he could fill Mohamed Salah’s boots at Anfield if the Egyptian does leave for Saudi Arabia.
While TEAMtalk insist that Chelsea and Manchester City are firmly in the race for Wirtz’s signature, as his performances under Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso have piqued the interest of many of Europe’s elite.
Arsenal could have an advantage over their rivals, however, if they offer Havertz in exchange. He did impress at the German club previously, having come through their academy and became a Bundesliga star before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2020 for £72m.