Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have made their decision on the £100 million rated target also pursued by rivals Liverpool.
Old Trafford languishes in the shadows of its rivals. Manchester United are a decrepit side, way past their best. The Red Devils are run by inept owners and a shambolic board. At the midst of all the disarray, is the club’s former legendary player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The current Manchester United boss is desperately trying to connect the threads and put together a team capable of clawing its way back to the pinnacle of English football.
His mission is made almost impossible by the gap the Red Devils’ arch rivals Liverpool have opened between them and Manchester United. However Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a determined character and not renowned for giving up. He is famous for scoring a very late last minute winner in the Champions League final in Munich in 1999. That was the kind of player he was and he has brought on that never say die attitude to his management too.
However, if he is to succeed, Solskjaer knows he needs to bolster his squad otherwise without reinforcements his mission will be unfeasible.
His job is made more difficult when the reinforcements he identifies are also being targeted by Liverpool, but it seems one of the Red Devils transfer battles with their arch rivals may be delayed for the next few months.
Kai Havertz has been coveted by both Manchester United and Liverpool ever since he made his breakthrough at Bayer Leverkusen. It is no surprise why, the tall German midfielder is excellent on the ball with great dribbling feet and a ferocious shot. He can also find his teammates with some magnificent passes and through balls as well as being a prolific goalscorer having hit 17 goals from midfield in the Bundesliga last season.
And while both Liverpool and Manchester United could do with his services in January it seems that according to The Athletic via the Daily Express the Red Devils have ‘decided to wait until the summer’ to pursue their interest for Kai Havertz.
While the news may come as a blow for United fans, a move for Kai Havertz in the summer makes more sense as he will have more time to settle at Old Trafford and get to grips with English football.
What do you think would Kai Havertz be a good signing for Manchester United?