Wigan Athletic are targeting a move for Dundee United midfielder Dylan Levitt, as reported by the Daily Record.
Levitt joined Dundee United in 2022 from Manchester United having spent the previous season on loan with the Scottish club. The midfielder was one of the Terrors best players last season, scoring five times as well as providing three assists in the SPFL.
The 22-year-old played a part in 22% of the club’s goals last season which is extremely impressive given he missed nine games with a knee injury. Those contributions were not quite enough to keep the Terrors in the SPFL, and a summer transfer now looks highly likely given his quality.
Wigan are reportedly interested in the youngster, as they look to improve their midfield for League One following their relegation from the Championship last season. With their transfer embargo now lifted, they will be looking to make up for lost time and the addition of Levitt would be a real statement to the rest of the league.
Who is Dylan Levitt?
Coming through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, Levitt would be a regular in the under-21s and would make his senior debut for the Red Devils in a Europa League match against Astana. That was however his only appearance for Manchester United, and he would spend three consecutive seasons out on loan. Loans to Charlton Athletic and Croatian side Istra 1961 allowed the youngster to gain senior experience, before a loan to Dundee United in 2021 was made permanent the following season after a standout year for the 22-year-old. Levitt is also a regular in the Welsh National team and has made 13 appearances as well as being included in their 2022 World Cup squad. The Welshman can play as both a defensive or central midfielder and is a very well-rounded player. Although his defensive attributes stand out, Levitt is also incredibly effective when getting forward, as shown through his goal contributions for Dundee United over the last two seasons.
Who else is interested?
Wigan are not the only club interested in the talented youngster, with SPFL sides Hibernian and Hearts also fighting for his signature. Hibernian are reported to be the early front runners, with the Latics closely behind. A return to England could be a very good move for the 22-year-old, however with Hibernian playing European football next season, they could potentially be a more attractive landing spot. The youngster will not be cheap however, with Dundee United valuing him at half-a-million. The Terrors may have over-valued their midfielder following their relegation to the Scottish Championship and may sell for less. Given Wigan’s recent off-field problems this could still be out of reach but it is not completely out of question.
In what was an incredibly poor United side last year, Levitt was a shining light. He is an extremely talented player and is still just 22-years-old. I expect him to have plenty of options this summer and also don’t think he’d necessarily be out of place in the Championship. If Wigan really want to make a statement to the rest of League One and show that they’re back, then signing Levitt would do just that.