From listening to various Scottish football podcasts this season, I know how much the Dundee United fans highly rate young Dylan Levitt, but it amazes me that Manchester United have yet to make a decision on the midfielder’s future.
The 21-year-old could see his United contract expire this summer and there will be plenty of interest in his signature.
Only recently, Dundee United boss Tam Courts said that he would like to keep hold of Levitt next season.
“You can see why the Dundee United fans rate Dylan,” Courts said (as quoted by the Daily Record). “You only have to look at the big moments he has in a United shirt.
“The stats tell you when Dylan is in the team you have a higher chance of performing well and winning. He seems really content and at home at the club and he is stepping up at a crucial stage in the season.
“That is something Tony Asghar [Dundee United sporting director] is seeing as a priority. I wouldn’t say there have been regular discussions but there have certainly been discussions happening.
“We would want to keep Dylan if it was possible and to build a team around him. Hopefully, that is something we can make a reality but at the same token you realise the potential he has.
“He is in a privileged position where he will have a good number of clubs wanting to sign him this summer. He also values what he has got with us highly and we bring out all the qualities he has in the way we want to play football.”
Levitt helped the Tangerines to a fourth place finish in the Scottish Premiership, meaning that they will be in the qualifying rounds for next season’s Europa Conference League, so it really is no wonder why they want to keep him beyond this campaign.
Dylan Levitt wins Dundee United award for Fan’s Player of the Year 2021/22
🏴 Congratulations to @DylanLevitt who is crowned Fans' Player of the Year for 2021/22
Take a look at Dylan in action 👇 pic.twitter.com/c2t3ofnlIA
— Dundee United FC (@dundeeunitedfc) May 15, 2022
The fans had their say and it’s clear that Levitt has quickly become a fans’ favourite above the border.
Last season, he had two poor loan spells at Charlton and Istra 1961 (Croatian side), but to Levitt’s credit he didn’t give up. He saw a move to Scotland as an opportunity to prove himself and he did exactly that.
Levitt ends the season with five goals to his name – not a bad tally for a young central midfielder – and four of those came in the last eight games, right at the business end of the season.