Manchester United plans to sign in Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender
Manchester United have shown interest in acquiring the services of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender. The young German has been recording phenomenal form in Bundesliga this season.
The 23-year-old broke into Bayer Leverkusen’s first team last year. Since then Lars Bender has been one of Bayer Leverkusen’s best players in the squad. Lars Bender’s impressive form also earned him a call-up from Germany.
The coach of the German national team, Joachim Low has mouthed a lot of praise about Lars Bender in the past. It looks like we will be seeing more of him in a German jersey in the future.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson set his eyes on Lars Bender as soon as he started to feature in the first team. Reports from England suggest that Manchester United will arrive in the transfer market with a bid for Lars Bender this fall.
Lars Bender, who has represented Germany at all youth levels, is a modern midfield enforcer. Lars Bender is the kind of player who is isn’t afraid of tough tackles, would tirelessly run box to box for support and lead his team in the heart of the midfield.
Former Liverpool manager Sami Hyypia considers Lars Bender to be a huge asset for Bayer Leverkusen. Therefore, Sammi Hyypia will be reluctant to hand over Lars Bender. Moreover, Sami Hyypia is a Liverpool legend from his playing days.
Sir Alex Ferguson desperately needs to replace Michael Carrick and the prevalent laissez-faire attitude in Manchester United’s midfield. Lars Bender would be a good addition to his squad. Lars Bender has made most tackles by a midfielder (39) in Bundesliga this season. Michael Carrick defensive woes (and a mere 11 tackle attempts) have forced Sir Alex Ferguson into ponder over his options.
Bayern Munich plans to rival Manchester United for the rights to Lars Bender. The German football powerhouse approached Bayer Leverkusen with a bid during the summer transfer window, but Bayer Leverkusen promptly rejected their offer.
Furthermore, Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voeller declared that the club will not be selling any of their star players.
Sir Alex Ferguson has attempted to use Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Paul Scholes his central midfield as an enforcer, but none of these players recorded desirable form.
Lars Bender, who is an extremely versatile midfielder, would certainly be interested in moving to Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson will try at least once to charm Bayer Leverkusen into letting Lars Bender leave Germany.