Why Kai Havertz would be a brilliant signing for Manchester United
Reports from Bild (h/t Metro) suggest that Manchester United have held talks to sign Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz.
The report also claims that Havertz will leave Leverkusen at the end of the season and is currently negotiating with several top European clubs.
While speaking to Spanish newspaper Marca, he insisted that he is capable of playing either in the Premier League or the La Liga after gaining experience in Germany, according to Metro.
Kai Havertz, 20, came through the ranks of Leverkusen’s youth team and since his time with the senior team, he has been in excellent form and is the team’s driving force.
In 98 Bundesliga appearances, the youngster has scored 28 times and registered 26 assists for Leverkusen. His excellent displays have earned him 7 caps for the German national team so far.
The German is one of the hottest young talents across Europe and it is justified with several European heavyweights lurking to secure his services. Premier League clubs Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool, along with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in him, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have been going through ups and downs in the ongoing Premier League campaign. They started the season well by beating Chelsea 4-0 but have failed to carry the momentum forward.
Their recent visit to Bramall Lane saw them make a comeback in the most fashionable way but a last-minute goal by Oli McBurnie ended the fixture in a draw. It was evident from the match that United lacked a creative player.
As far as creativity in the middle is concerned, Juan Mata is yet to put in convincing displays to nail down a place in the starting line-up. He has fallen down the pecking order and has been pushed to the bench. Andreas Pereira has gotten his chances but he lacks consistency.
United have managed to stay in the top half of the table with the performances of their youngsters and it is clear that they need an attacking midfielder to play a supportive role.
Havertz would be the best option for the Red Devils if they are looking for a player who can construct their games. He is a true-blue playmaker and has also shown promises of scoring in demanding situations.
With a bunch of talented youngsters, Havertz would certainly fit into the squad. Solskjaer often plays with youngsters who have quick feet and therefore, the German is capable of being United’s creative hub.
With a vast experience of playing at a higher level, Havertz has the ability to work wonders. According to Whoscored, he has registered an average of 1.5 shots, 2.3 key passes and 2.1 dribbles per game this season.
In United, Havertz can play behind the line of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James, all of whom move fast. His key passes in the final third would be able to provide them with goalscoring opportunities.
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Manchester United are known to spend big and acquiring Havertz for £111m would be a brilliant move for the club.
He is incredibly versatile and can also operate on the right side of the pitch. Therefore, United must sign him at the earliest.