Man Utd, Newcastle among three clubs ‘seriously considering’ move for Germany star – transfer is ‘likely’

Date published: Monday 27th June 2022 3:52 - Lewis Oldham

Man Utd tracking Raum

Man Utd, Newcastle United and West Ham are all reportedly ‘seriously considering’ making a move for Hoffenheim and Germany star David Raum.

The left-back made the move to Hoffenheim on a free transfer ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Raum shone for the German side, grabbing three goals and eleven assists in 32 league appearances. He was included in the Bundesliga Team of the Year last season.

Why does this transfer window feel so frantic and deranged? It’s way too loud and it’s not even July

The 24-year-old is now a regular for Germany and he is being linked with a move to the Premier League.

Sport1 (via Sport Witness) are reporting that the three Premier League clubs are all ‘seriously considering’ a move for Raum.

A transfer for Raum is considered to be ‘likely’ with him currently ‘sounding out the market’.

He is under contract until 2026 and it is believed that he will cost clubs around €35m.

Meanwhile, ex-Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino is baffled by the decision from Man Utd not to pursue Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer:

“I don’t know why Man United have not made a move for Kalvin Phillips. They might say that they tried to and he’d already decided that he was going to City, but he’s exactly what Man United need,” Cascarino said on talkSPORT.

“He might not have wanted to go there, that might be the reason, but there seemingly wasn’t any competition from a club who sorely need that type of player. It’s a huge miss in their team, a ball-winning player who can keep it and let other players do their thing and he does that as well as anybody.

“We’ve seen Bissouma go to Tottenham for a relatively low fee at £20-25m. Okay, he had a year left on his contract so it’s a different circumstance but players without great numbers in terms of goals and assists, their fees aren’t quite as big.

“The only one is Declan Rice. Rice doesn’t have great stats in goals and assists, but everyone can watch him and see his disruption of teams and how he affects their performance. I think that Kalvin Phillips does that, but he’s gone to a side who had the best holding midfield player in the country in Rodri, who was above Declan Rice.”


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