Man Utd planning £80m swoop for creative Bundesliga playmaker

By | November 25, 2019

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make £80m swoop for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder, Kai Havertz.

The German playmaker, who has been rumoured with the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona, scored 20 times in 42 games for Bayer Leverkusen during the 2018-19 season.

The 20-year-old star has also contributed three goals in 14 appearences this campaign, and the speculation surrounding his future has gathered pace in recent weeks.

According to the Daily Star, the 20-times English champions are plotting an £80m swoop for the German attacker, and the teams CEO Ed Woodward is confident of securing a contract in next summer’s transfer window.

The report adds that the Red Devils had scouts at the BayArena on Wednesday night to keep close tabs on Havertz in action against 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League group stage.

The youngster largely operates through the middle as an attacking midfielder, however, has also operated as a right-sided attacker during the early stages of the 2019-20 season.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has played down suggestions that Argentina international forward Lautaro Martinez could be allowed to depart from Serie A giants amid interest from Barcelona and Manchester United.

Martinez, who has managed to found back of the net seven times in 14 appearances for Antonio Conte’s side this term, has been rumoured with both Manchester United and La Liga giants in the recent days.

Last week, it was reported that Inter Milan would be prepared to sell the South American forward in January should an offer in the region of £96m price tag.

However, Marotta has claimed that his team are not looking to sell their key players as they are fighting for all possible trophies.

“This is a very strong club that rarely sells its best players,” Marotta told Sky in Italy.