Manchester United have reportedly made their first move for PSV superstar Steven Bergwijn, who is also a target for Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
According to a report by Daily Mirror, Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Steven Bergwijn. The Premier League heavyweights have established contact with PSV Eindhoven over the Dutch winger, who is also the subject of interest for Bayern Munich and fierce rivals Liverpool.
Bergwijn has exploded onto the mainstream scene this season, having partly spearheaded PSV Eindhoven’s challenge for the Eredivisie title. Alongside Hirving Lozano and Luuk de Jong, the Dutch international has forged a fearsome attacking force that has often scored goals for fun in the league.
His advent this season, however, has also piqued the interest of plenty of clubs, who have been scouting him relentlessly over the course of the season. One such club is Manchester United, who now have stiff competition in the form of Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
Attack has been one of the strong points for Manchester United ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as the caretaker manager. But, there remains one issue that ought to be ironed out to create a truly formidable attacking unit – the right wing slot. This is where Bergwijn comes in.
With his performances for PSV and the Dutch National Side, the player has shown that he is naturally adept at playing on either flank, which suggests he could be just what the doctor ordered for Manchester United. The interest from Liverpool, however, is slightly perplexing.
A closer look though, suggests why Jurgen Klopp could be targeting the 21-year-old. The Liverpool boss has shown a tendency to use the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Xherdan Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all starting. But, beyond the quartet, Klopp does not have any reliable option, particularly for the wide slots, which explains the interest in Bergwijn.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have also emerged as possible suitors, despite the fact that they are inching closer to landing Callum Hudson-Odoi. Die Roten’s interest, in particular, has Manchester United worried, which is why they have now contacted PSV to alert them if they plan on selling Bergwijn.
What also makes the 21-year-old an appealing target is the fact that he is valued at just £25 million, a sum which should attract even more suitors. For now, the European heavyweights continue to monitor his progress everytime the Dutchman plays for club and country.
A record of 10 goals and 9 assists in 25 appearances is nothing short of impressive, especially for a player who is still developing. The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich remain interested, and it remains to be seen what is in store for Steven Bergwijn, who continues to impress the scouts each week.