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German defender Philipp Max set for Premier League switch

24-year-old left-back is pushing for a place in Germany's 2018 World Cup squad and attracting Premier League suitors

PHILIPP MAX is being hotly pursued by an array of Premier League clubs after impressive displays in the Bundesliga this season.

According to MailOnline, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton are all tracking the defender’s movements.

Max has an impressive SEVEN assists from left-back this season

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Max has an impressive SEVEN assists from left-back this season

Marauding full-backs are in high demand in the Premier League at the moment, given Kyle Walker’s £50m move to Manchester City last summer.


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Max certainly fulfils that criteria, having picked up a goal and seven assists so far in German’s top tier this season.

The German signed a new deal just this year which aims to keep him at the Augsburg Arena until 2022, which will only drive up his asking price.

Manchester United have fielded four players at left-back this season; Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind – clearly an area that needs improvement.

Augsburg boss Manuel Baum will be keen on keeping hold of Max

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Augsburg boss Manuel Baum will be keen on keeping hold of Max

 

Augsburg have made the best start to a Bundesliga season in their history, in eighth place with 22 points from their opening 14 matches.

Max has contributed to eight of their 21 goals scored – becoming an integral part of their attack – and would be an asset to the teams chasing him.

Attacking full-backs are high on a lot of team’s priorities

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Attacking full-backs are high on a lot of team’s priorities

Baum is one of the younger managers in the Bundesliga at just 38-years-old

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Baum is one of the younger managers in the Bundesliga at just 38-years-old

Tottenham will be desperate to fill their full-back slot with uncertainty over Danny Rose’s place in the team following a bust-up earlier in the season.

Manchester City are also in need of cover, without Benjamin Mendy who suffered an ACL injury until April next year.