3 reasons why Kai Havertz should move to Manchester United

Kai Havertz, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Kai Havertz, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /
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Kai Havertz is one of the most in-demand youngsters in European football.

Amid a three-month football break owing to the pandemic, one thing that kept fans upside was a slew of eye-catching transfer stories. One such trending topic has been the future of emerging German superstar Kai Havertz.

The attacking midfielder is among one of those talents who are destined to mark their legacy in the footballing universe. For Bayer Leverkusen, Havertz has managed 8 goals and eight assists in the Bundesliga since the 2018/19 campaign kicked off (stats via TransferMarkt).

Havertz’s rapid progress hasn’t gone unnoticed as several European powerhouses have monitored him on multiple occasions in the past. As per the emerging reports, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Chelsea are said to be keen on securing the services of the Germany international.

Currently, Kai Havertz finds himself in a position where he has to make a career choice. Opting a correct path to tread is an absolute necessity for the 21-year-old so that his sky-high potential is fulfilled.

Keeping this in hindsight, let me explain to you three reasons why Kai Havertz should pick Old Trafford as his next transfer destination.

#3 United will provide the best platform

Before coming on to Man United prospect, let’s look at the other options which Havertz has at the moment.

1. Chelsea

With Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech signed already, the Blues are targeting Havertz to fill the superstar void created by the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid last summer. However, the Leverkusen attacker has slightly different to offer than the former Chelsea talisman.

Operating centrally behind the striker on most instances, Havertz is equally capable in leading the line as a false nine or occupy the right-sided flank. However, the situation turns tricky for the Aachen born as Hakim Ziyech plays on similar lines, thereby reducing his chances of optimum game time.

2. Real Madrid

Recently, Los Blancos have entered the race to lure the German from Die Werkself and to play alongside his compatriot Toni Kroos. But, a move to Spain for Havertz at this juncture of his career is a potential red flag.

Given the immense demands of Madrid and their bloated first-team squad- with similar players in Isco, Marco Asensio, and Martin Odegaard(currently on loan at Real Sociedad)- could derail the career which is yet to kick-off for the Bayer Leverkusen’s number 29.

3. Bayern Munich

Similar to the Real Madrid situation, Bayern Munich move could be too soon to happen for the player who is rated very highly across his homeland.

Also, seeking a challenge away from Bundesliga could help Kai Havertz in adding qualities which are not pertinent in German football, as Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, and Leroy Sane have done.

Plus, Sane’s impending move to the Bavaria giants proves that a big move is always a possibility if the development is stable.

4. Manchester United

Considering the rebuild stage at which Man United squad currently is, it would be easier for Havertz to settle where the game and tactics could be tweaked to suit all parties.

With Havertz’s unique talent and potential at his disposal, Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could build his team around the German wunderkind.