Manchester United confirmed this morning that Dylan Levitt has completed a permanent move to Dundee, where he spent last season on loan, for a reported £300,000.
The 21-year-old was voted Player of the Year last season by Dundee fans after making 29 appearances in all competitions and scoring six goals. This was Levitt’s third loan spell away from the club, following on from time spent at Charlton and Croatian club NK Istra 1961.
Levitt began his career at United when he was just eight-years-old but made just one appearance for the first team, against Astana in the Europa League in 2019, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Towards the end of last season, Levitt had spoken to The Courier about his hopes to return to United to impress new manager Erik ten Hag, but no offer on taking up the additional year was forthcoming.
With the new manager going in at United, hopefully I’ll get a chance. My contract is up in the summer and it hasn’t been spoken about. Hopefully, I will hear something in the next few weeks.
I still keep in touch with boys at United frequently and they are excited about the new manager. When you hear a new manager is coming in, it gives a buzz about the place. I’d love to be able to go back and make an impact; it’s everyone’s dream to do that.
Not only has he enjoyed a good season at club level, the Welshman has also impressed for the national team of late, having made 12 appearances for his country, and starring in recent game against Poland.
Speaking to his new club’s official website, Levitt talked about his happiness at returning to the club.
I’m really proud to be back after last season. The big attraction was to come back and play games. After I came back from injury I feel I really hit the ground running. I want to continue that form into the new season and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
Sporting Director Tony Asghar talked about his desire to help Levitt get a place in Wales’ World Cup squad this winter.
It has been a long process but throughout it, Dylan, his representatives and Manchester United have all been extremely professional. Patience was always going to be required and I was always confident of Dylan becoming a Dundee United player.
When he came here on loan last season he fitted right in straight away and embraced the culture of this club. Now we want to see him take his game to the next level and this is a great place for him to do so. He will have some personal targets again this season, most notably the World Cup, but he will try to achieve that by developing here and helping United in pursuit of our goals.