Transfer News: David Raum arouses interest from Manchester United
Raum, who is currently considered one of the Bundesliga’s left-backs, has experienced a quick ascent to fame in recent years. He first caught people’s attention during the 2020–21 season, when his 15 assists in the second tier helped Greuther Furth achieve promotion to the Bundesliga.
Just last season, Raum made the switch from Greuther Furth to Bundesliga team Hoffenheim and adapted quickly. The 24-year-old made 31 league starts for the club, and his three goals and 13 assists were impressive enough to draw attention across Europe.
Additionally, Raum is a full-back with technical prowess who can distribute the ball and pass. Thus, in the upcoming season, he might end up being the perfect substitute for players like Luke Shaw and Alex Telles.
It is now believed that there is ‘interest’ for Raum from the Red Devils and Borussia Dortmund. The Hoffenheim manager has already made it clear that the defender might be on the move in the coming weeks, so a heavy transfer battle seems to be on the cards for the two concerned teams.
With Luke Shaw and Alex Telles as the current alternatives, the left-back position is one where we have depth. However, they both had a challenging season prior, raising the issue of whether Erik ten Hag would insist on a new signing in that position.
However, with pre-season about to begin, Ten Hag’s demands would likely hinge on if Shaw or Telles fail to impress and establish themselves as viable candidates in the boss’ plans. A great substitute in that situation would be Raum, based on his performances in the previous season.
Raum, who only recently relocated to the PreZero Arena, has acclimated swiftly to life in the Bundesliga. He has established a solid reputation for himself as an aggressive full-back, which has also allowed him to join the national squad.
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We have even more incentive to target the 24-year-old this summer because he also has some of the greatest statistics for critical passes, crosses, and long balls throughout that time.
Due to their eligibility to compete in the Champions League, Dortmund appears to have a greater sporting offer, thus we would need to cope with their transfer interest. However, if our team is successful in persuading him to focus more on the long-term implications, he might embrace our proposal.