The January transfer window is approaching fast and clubs in the Premier League are looking to strengthening their squads mid-season. Manchester United FC, for instance, are finding themselves in 7th position at this stage and actively seek reinforcements in almost every line in their team. The latest transfer rumour says that the club is preparing an offer worth £125 million for two Bundesliga players to join during the winter.
Man Utd Are after Kai Havertz and Thomas Muller
The two players involved in the recent transfer saga are Kai Havertz and Thomas Muller, who play for Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, respectively. Kai Havertz scored 20 goals last season and the 20-year old wonderkind is considered one of the fastest progressing players in Europe. He plays as a midfielder but with 20 goals on his tally in season 2018/2019, Havertz offers plenty of attacking options to Manchester United as they struggle to score during the first half of the season.
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That said, Man Utd would be in a far better position to challenge for a top spot come the New Year if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer manages to secure the arrival of players of the Kai Havertz and Thomas Muller caliber. Havertz is a suitable option both as a central midfielder and a right-winger and his current value is around EUR 90 million.
For his part, German international Thomas Muller is approaching the end of his contract with Bayern Munich in 2021, which in turn allows United to purchase him on the cheap in January. The idea behind such a move is that the 30-year old will add firepower in attack having scored 110 goals in 326 appearances for the Bavarian team. Muller brings plenty of international experience and he is also the most prolific German footballer in the UEFA Champions League in the 2015 season.
What the Two German Players Bring to United
Both Havertz and Muller are highly technical players who can play in a couple of positions. While Havertz can play in different positions in the midfield, Muller is suitable as both a striker and an attacking midfielder, which makes him quite a versatile option for the goal shy United team.
British media reports that Manchester United president Ed Woodward has approved the £125 million offer for the German duo after United’s top scouts watched Havertz during his last few games. There is not much to scout about Thomas Muller, as he is a current international with a proven track record.
Bayer Leverkusen are asking in the range of £85 million for Havertz while Manchester United seem happy to cover the asking price for the gifted youngster who is also a Germany international. Havertz was linked with a move to a number of big clubs following his great performance last year and he says he is happy to stay at Leverkusen for another year. The club owners, however, are willing to part with him should the right offer comes.
Thomas Muller’s contract expires next year and while many pundits say it will be hard for him to part ways with Bayern Munich, he can well land in Manchester provided that the Red Devils are interested in securing his services since at least three years. He is not a first team regular currently, which can force Muller to re-consider his options and agree a move to Old Trafford.
Actually, Havertz is a more significant signing target for Manchester United as he is still young and could develop into a world-class player if he is able to sustain his current form. His asking price of over £85m million might seem a bit pricey but you should take into account that almost any big European club is watching his progress and the battle for his signature will be fierce. Recently, no other major club has confirmed their interest in a deal for Havertz, so United will have an advantage by being early bidders.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!