The man in question is Celtic player Beram Kayal, the central midfielder is the latest player to be linked with the Old Trafford club as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to revitalise his midfield.
Kayal began his career in the youth academy of Israeli team Maccabi Haifa, whom he joined in 2002 when he was just 14. He excelled at youth level and broke into the first team towards the end of the 05-06 season, however it wasn’t until 07-08 that he became a regular starter for the club. He eventually moved on after winning 2 league titles with the side, and he moved to Celtic last Summer, but it now looks as if he may be on the move again.
Italian sports website tuttomercatoweb report that Manchester United are extremely interested in the player and are keen to take him to Old Trafford next season. It is thought that the United hierarchy have been attracted by his determination and his combative nature, they view him as a long term replacement for Paul Scholes (how many times have I written that over the last 3 months?) and are reportedly preparing a bid for this Summer.
The Italian media reports suggest that the Manchester club are ready to offer £9million for the midfielder. It is unknown however how keen Celtic are to sell the 22 year old. Kayal had suffered a few injury problems during the early part of the season, but after he regained fitness he has become an important member of the side, and he has gone on to make 17 appearances for the club.
I can’t help but feel that this may all be a bit too soon for the midfielder, and it may be better for him to remain in the SPL for one more season in order to further develop his game. Whilst he has impressed many, at this stage of his career he needs to continue to play games on a regular basis and at this point that is more likely at Celtic than United.
The finances involved also represent somewhat of a gamble, £9million may not be a huge amount of money, but for a 22 year old who has limited experience it seems a bit steep. I don’t personally see this one coming off this Summer, but if he continues to improve it may be one for the future!
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