Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt is reportedly flying to Croatia to seal a loan switch to NK Istra 1961. The winter transfer window currently remains open in the country, and the Athletic are reporting that the Welshman is set to enjoy a spell of first-team football before returning to Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Manchester United Midfielder Dylan Levitt to Seal NK Istra Loan
Levitt Had Been Starved of Game Time on Loan in League One
Levitt will be confident of achieving more game time in the second half of the season than he was able to in the first. The 20-year-old joined Charlton Athletic at the beginning of the campaign, but only made three league appearances for the club during a half-season loan.
Charlton manager Lee Bowyer routinely included Levitt among the substitutes for his side, but the player never made it off the bench for the Addicks, with all his game time coming as a starter.
As such, Levitt was starved of match experience over the duration of his first loan spell of the season, and both Manchester United and the player himself are looking to put that right with this move to a lesser-known European league.
A New Experience Awaits Levitt in Croatia
The young midfielder will be exposing himself to a new country and culture over the duration of his upcoming loan move. NK Istra play at the Stadion Aldo Drosina in the Croatian first division, which is currently led by Dinamo Zagreb.
However, Levitt’s new team find themselves at the bottom of the ten-team league table and have collected only 13 points from their opening 19 games.
Manchester United’s U23s will be unable to call upon Levitt’s services between now and the end of the season after his loan transfer away goes through. Neil Wood’s side are a point behind leaders Manchester City but have played two more matches than their city rivals.
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