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Transfer Analysis: Kai Havertz to Manchester United

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Kai Havertz has established himself as one of the top talents in European football and it’s only justified that some of the biggest clubs are interested in the German’s services. European giants including the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men have been crying out for some creative spark all these years and Havertz looks like the perfect solution to their long-lasting problem. Before signing Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United were dependent on the likes of Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard for providing with the creativity which could at last exploit the full potential of their talent forward line.

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Considering all these factors, one could be quick to come to do the conclusion that Kai Havertz and Manchester United are a match made in heaven. Havertz, who currently plays his trade in his home country Germany for Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen wouldn’t mind a chance to play for the famous Red Devils at the Theatre of Dreams itself. Though there is a problem, where would Solskjær fit him in?

Manchester United’s current midfield options consist of Paul Pogba, Fred, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic. This is considering that academy graduates like Angel Gomes are not provided with the minutes that they’re crying for.

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Manchester United plays with a 4-2-3-1 with David De Gea in the goal, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw making up the back four, Paul Pogba (Whenever fit) and Fred would be two pivots with Bruno Fernandes provided with the freedom to play as a No.8 or No.10 in according to the game situation and Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Anthony Martial leading the front line.

In that midfield full of superstars and a consistent performer it would surely be a pain for Solskjær to fit in Kia Havertz. The 20-year-old inspite of being young won’t settle for a place on the bench. If anyone of Pogba or Fred is benched for his sake then that would disturb the team’s balance. Playing Hvaertz ahead of Fernandes would be just a bad idea as the Portuguese bring so much more than just footballing abilities to the table.

While Kai Havertz is a wonderful player and Manchester United would only be benefited because of his abilities, still, it would be a transfer not worth it as the Red Devils just don’t have space for Havetz in their team, a problem they won’t mind having.

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