Manchester United, Newcastle and West Ham all interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah

The 27-year-old is a wanted man in the Premier League.

Manchester United, Newcastle and West Ham all interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah
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Jonathan Tah has plenty of admirers in the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah is attracting plenty of attention from the Premier League, with Manchester United, Newcastle and West Ham all credited with an interest in him.

The 27-year-old has been at Leverkusen since 2015, making over 300 appearances for the club and picking up 19 caps for Germany since his international debut in 2016.

He has started all 11 Bundesliga games so far this campaign which is going brilliantly for Xabi Alonso’s side, sitting top of the table thanks to 10 wins and one draw.

The German club will not want to lose their experienced defender, but they may struggle to keep hold of him as the Sun reports that Manchester United, Newcastle and West Ham are all keen on bringing him to England.

Tah is only under contract until 2025, so Leverkusen may look to extend that deal or feel like they should cash in on him in the summer if an agreement is not reached.

The Sun’s report rates Tah at £20m, but given the level of interest in a player in his prime, Leverkusen would probably expect to get more for him if they do let him go next year.

Liverpool and Nottingham Forest have also been linked with the Germany international in the past so there will be absolutely no shortage of interest if he is available.

Given their amazing form so far this season, Leverkusen may be confident they can keep hold of Tah as they challenge Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title.

After beating Union Berlin 4-0 on Sunday, Alonso said: ‘The feeling is great at the moment,” said former Spain and Liverpool midfielder Alonso.

‘We have played with a lot of focus and concentration. But there are still a lot of matches and a lot can happen in football and suddenly all expectations are gone.’

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