Manchester United are weighing up a move worth £80m for Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz, according to The Daily Star.
Could Man Utd convince Kai Havertz to sign?
The British publication are claiming that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a right-sided attacker, making it his number one priority, and is desperate to sign the German midfielder.
United will have senior scouts at the BayArena for Leverkusen’s clash against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League tonight.
The Red Devils have been scouting the German throughout 2019 and believe he has the attributes to be a success at Old Trafford should he make the move.
A move for Havertz would solve a lot of Solskjaer’s problems in attack. Havertz has burst on to the scene in spectacular fashion since becoming the youngest player to have played in the Bundesliga for Leverkusen back in 2016.
The 20-year-old scored a mammoth 17 goals in the German top-flight last season, the most scored by a teenager in the history of Bundesliga. Indeed, he finished runner up to Marco Reus in the race to be named German footballer of the year, despite his tender age.
From a statistical point-of-view, his output in attack this campaign outshines the majority of United players this season. He averages 2.4 key passes and 2.1 dribbles per game (per WhoScored), which would place him second and top of the respective categories for the Old Trafford giants.
The youngster possesses such talent he has been described as a mix between Michael Ballack and Mesut Ozil, so would definitely improve the creativity in a Red Devils side struggling to score goals.
Havertz’s age and quality make him the ideal signing for the Old Trafford giants, who have shown with a run of 12 games without scoring more than one goal that they could use the extra quality in attack.
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