Manchester United are one of seven clubs competing to sign Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, according to BILD (paywall). The German tabloid claim that Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also pursuing the 20-year-old.
The German international is widely seen as one of Europe’s top young talents and it seems every elite European club is interested in signing him. United fans on Twitter, though, are not holding out much hope that he’ll make the switch to Old Trafford:
He is off to Bayern. Do not watch this space
— PortalTotheGraveyard (@PortalTothe) November 27, 2019
So we have no chance then
— Tom (@CynicalLive) November 27, 2019
Great to hear that, but he is most likely going to Bayern so no point really
— Spikez (@spikez99) November 27, 2019
We lost before it even started
— Aró (@AroTobs) November 27, 2019
Well don’t bother then. Pick fights we can win or we’ll end up with nothing but a sore nose again.
— Will Thomson (@AnEnglishGoat) November 27, 2019
In other words we ain’t getting him
— Maple Abdullah 🇨🇦🐥🔰🏝 (@MapleAbdullah) November 27, 2019
We ain’t getting him
— L🔴 (@_LeeMUFC) November 27, 2019
He’s never going to United then
— Soap (@soap33123) November 27, 2019
Yeah and I’m dreaming.
— lorenzo🏄🏻♂️🦁 (@lorenzomufc) November 27, 2019
We lost, next
— MUFC (@punditlanguage) November 27, 2019
There is no doubt that United will have to finish in the Champions League places if they want Havertz in the summer. Money does talk, and the Red Devils do have the financial resources to offer the playmaker a competitive deal, but the other clubs involved in the transfer battle will make it an uphill struggle.
Bayern Munich are likely to be the favourites with the Bundesliga giants generally a big draw for German players. The midfielder has been in decent form this season, having scored three goals in 16 appearances, but it is a far cry from the numbers he managed last campaign.