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Leverkusen wonderkid Wirtz should not be compared to Havertz, says Germany U17 boss Wuck

The 17-year-old recently broke his club's record for their youngest ever debutant, however his age group's national team boss says he needs time

Germany Under-17 head coach ​Christian Wuck has cautioned against over-hyping Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Florian Wirtz, saying he should not be compared to team-mate Kai Havertz.

Wirtz recently broke Havertz's Leverkusen record for the club's youngest debutant, coming on against Werder Bremen on May 18 at the age of 17 years and 15 days. The attacking midfielder is considered one of Germany's top young talents, with Liverpool and Bayern Munich both missing out on a chance to sign him previously.

Wuck, who has managed Wirtz at the U17 level for Germany, believes he is one of the top three prospects in his age group and has the potential to reach Germany's senior team.

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