Man Utd bid for German Attacker
Manchester United make for Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen – with a report claiming the Red Devils are willing to offer the sum of £50m. Havertz now has 15 notches in all competitions for Leverkusen this season and recently became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to hit 35 career goals in the competition.
Havertz was already high on United’s wanted list, but an electric start upon the resumption of the Bundesliga has seen the 20-year-old net five goals in four games – and see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s interest spike.
As per The Sun, United are willing to submit an opening £50m bid to Leverkusen for Havertz in an effort to get in there before their fellow suitors.
According to the Sports paper, Solskjaer wants to bring Havertz in to play on the left hand side of their front three, with another target Jadon Sancho coming in on the right and Marcus Rashford operating through the middle.
However, United fully expect their opening gambit to be rejected and may need to raise their bid to nearer the £80m mark before they will tempt Bayer to sell.
The player is also well aware of the growing interest in him and he was giving little away when questioned over transfer speculation recently.
“I do not like to say, of course, that there is a lot of speculation,” the 20-year-old said. “I’m concentrating on this season and will see what happens afterwards.
“I am very grateful to Leverkusen and I don’t want to mess it up in any way.”