Didi Hamann has praised Bayer Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz, stating that he hasn't seen a "better central midfielder at his age in decades".
Wirtz has taken another leap in his development with a stunning start to the 2021/22 campaign, having amassed six goals and five assists in eight matches.
"He's a brilliant player, a different player to [Kai] Havertz, but he's playing very well so far for Leverkusen," Hamann told TribalFootball.com, on behalf of FreeSuperTips.
"The only thing he lacks is a yard of pace, but I think he makes up for it with the positions he takes up.
"He's stepped up so far, 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."
However, the player's father and agent, Hans-Joachim Wirtz, says his son is committed to seeing out his contract with Leverkusen, which expires in 2023.
"Florian definitely wants to play a good role in Leverkusen for the next two years. What comes next is not yet known," Hans-Joachim told BILD.
"His focus is now only on Bayer and the national team."
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