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Manchester United’s Dylan Levitt joins Dundee United on a season-long loan

Wales v Albania – International Friendly – Cardiff City Stadium
(Image credit: Nick Potts)

Wales and Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt has joined Dundee United on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old has won nine international caps and was in his country’s Euro 2020 squad, coming off the bench to play against eventual winners Italy in Rome.

Levitt’s sole United first-team appearance came when he started in a 2-1 Europa League defeat against Astana in November 2019.

The Old Trafford academy graduate, who joined the club aged eight, recently featured in pre-season friendlies against Derby and QPR for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

He has also gained first-team experience during loan spells with Charlton and Croatian side Istra 1961 and is looking to progress his career further at Tannadice.

Levitt told the cinch Premiership club’s official website: “I am excited to be here. As soon as I heard United were interested it was a move I wanted to happen.

“I am here to help Dundee United achieve their goals but I also see this as an important part of my continued personal development.”

Tannadice head coach Tam Courts added: “Dylan is a versatile midfielder who enjoys controlling games and producing assists for attacking players.

“Already a Welsh international, and part of their recent Euros squad, he’s a young player with ambitions to play at the top level.

“I believe that he’s capable of playing with all of our existing midfielders, but he brings something different, which will give us better options and more flexibility for the season ahead.”

Levitt could make his debut in Sunday’s Tayside derby against St Johnstone in Perth if international clearance comes through.

United have also agreed a deal to sign Finland international Ilmari Niskanen from Bundesliga 2 club Ingolstadt 04.

The 23-year-old winger has won six caps and made almost 150 appearances for KuPS in his homeland before moving to Germany a year ago.

Tam Courts said: “Ilmari is an attacking player with international pedigree who I’m sure will excite our fans and produce big moments due to his pace and technical quality.

“We believe that he’s perfectly suited to the Scottish game and with the style of play that we want to implement.

“I’m hopeful that once he is cleared to play and gets up to peak fitness, Ilmari will make a big contribution on the pitch and be an important player for us.”

United have begun the process of securing a work permit for the wide player.