According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United are preparing to find Levitt a suitable loan move for next season in order for him to take the next step in his development.
He spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan to Charlton and then Istra 1961, with United now attempting to find him a new club for the upcoming campaign.
The report claims he is highly rated by the coaches in the Welsh senior team, having just been called up to his national team’s squad for the European Championships this summer.
Portsmouth paper The News has claimed that the club had an interest in Levitt in the January transfer window, with the door now opening for a potential move to Fratton Park for the United youngster.
In 2020, then Wales manager Ryan Giggs was full of praise for Levitt. Giggs labelled the midfielder as a very “intelligent” player and said that he was a standout in training. He told Manchester United’s website, via Wales Online:
“But, in training, he’s one of the best. He’s my kind of player – a good character, quiet but tough, and he’s one that I’ll be taking a big look at over the next year or so.
“I want him to develop and if he does and, if he plays more games, then he’ll definitely be in the reckoning. He’s a really intelligent player with a good range of passing and he stands out in training in every session.”
This would be a great move for Cowley as it could give him the chance to coach an exciting young prospect and develop him as a player. Levitt has already been capped six times by Wales at senior level and could make his major tournament debut at the European Championships this month, which could be a valuable experience for the young midfielder. He could get the chance to play against some of the best players in Europe and test himself at the highest level if he features in the games for Wales.
It would not be fair to judge Levitt on his time with Charlton in 2020. He only started three games for the Addicks in League One, making three tackles and four interceptions in those matches as he averaged a disappointing WhoScored rating of 6.37. The £585k-rated midfielder had never played a game at senior level in domestic football prior to his loan to Charlton and his time with the League One club, along with his spell in Croatia, could give him the platform to push on next season.
Levitt posted impressive statistics for United at youth level. He directly contributed to 17 goals in 38 games at the Under-19 level from central midfield for the Red Devils, before managing three goals and five assists in 25 games for the Under-23 team – earning himself an appearance for the first-team in the Europa League during the 2019/20 season.
This shows the level of quality and potential Levitt possesses, which is why he would be great for Cowley and a promising addition to Portsmouth’s squad. If Cowley can unlock his talent then he could be a brilliant asset to have in League One.
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