Manchester United in pole position for controversial Bayer Leverkusen deal - to sign one of the quickest players in Europe: report

Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe
Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is targeting a Bayer Leverkusen tite winner (Image credit: Getty)

Manchester United could be about to bring one of the quickest players in Europe to Old Trafford – fresh from his success at Bayer Leverkusen.

Xabi Alonso's side clinched their first-ever Bundesliga title at the weekend, lifting the Meisterschale after a 5-0 win against Werder Bremen. Die Werkself are still unbeaten in all competitions, too, and chasing a historic treble – which has led several of the continent's elite to single out their stars for summer moves.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.