What Man Utd have been told about Liverpool and Man City target Kai Havertz
Manchester United appear to be planning for the future when it comes to the transfer market.
The Red Devils spent big money on Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, both 21, while also bringing in world-record signing Harry Maguire this summer.
And the trio have been, arguably, some of the strongest members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad so far this season.
The club have set their eyes on another young star, but they will face competition from bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as a host of European giants.
Kai Havertz is the name that tops the Old Trafford wishlist for the January transfer window.
The Bayern Leverkusen youngster enjoyed a fine season last term, scoring 20 goals in all competition.
And the Bundesliga side have told United that they will have to fork out a whopping £90m for the 20-year-old, according to the Express.
Leverkusen are reportedly keen to cash in on Havertz while his value is at it’s peak.
And with West Ham’s Declan Rice and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho also on Solskjaer’s radar, the Norwegian thinks German international Havertz would be an excellent addition to his youthful squad.
Starsport columnist and Arsenal legend Paul Merson has urged United to continue with their current transfer policy of buying young players.
“If Manchester United go big in January I hope they spend it on the right players,” Merson said in his latest column.
“They have blown so much cash on older players have come and been a failure.
“If they’re spending in the next window, I hope they go young again.
“Look at all the players who have done well this season.
“Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, even Daniel James looks a good player. And they are all the right age.
“Build a team for two or three years down the line. Maguire will still be in his prime and the younger players will have
grown up around him.
“Plan for the future. You can’t take on City or Liverpool right now. You’re not catching them. Don’t blow your money on another Alexis Sanchez.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got it right by putting his faith in the young players and buying players with their best years still to come. They should carry on doing that.”