Bayer Leverkusen star Julian Brandt claims he would not hesitate at all while turning down any move away from the Bundesliga side if big clubs want him.
The 20-year-old is viewed as one of Germany’s brightest prospects with coach Joachim Low giving him his international debut earlier this year.
He was also a key member of the Germany squad which won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
And his form, two goals and six assists, this season for Leverkusen has led to interest from Europe’s biggest clubs. Manchester United have reportedly had scouts watching Brandt.
While Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have all been linked.
But Brandt has played down the transfer speculation and insists he is happy at Leverkusen.
“I would not be scared to dismiss Bayern for a second time,” he told Bild am Sonntag.
“The same goes for other clubs, too.
“Of course [a new Leverkusen deal] is possible. I feel very comfortable here and I know what I’ve got here. We’re constantly in good talks.
“If it were up to me, the summer would be the right time to reveal a decision. I don’t want to deal with this forever. It gets annoying and performances will suffer because of it.”
Similar to most wingers, one of the biggest strengths for Brandt as a winger would have to be his overall versatility when playing anywhere in attack.
Predominantly a left winger, the German international has more than enough ability to also play as either an attacking midfielder or a right winger role.
Consequently, playing on the left flank supports Brandt’s style the most for the reason that when charging down the flank, he has the ability to cut inside the pitch and use his stronger right foot to either take a chance at goal or pick out a good pass.
Surprisingly, another strength for the winger is his overall size. Standing at 6 foot, 1 inch, Brandt certainly poses a threat towards the opposition and is strong enough to win most duels put against him to maintain possession.
Albeit accomplished in attack, the same amount of praise cannot be given to the German winger in regards to defending. Across the years, Brandt has seen himself leave his supporting full back exposed as a result of his lack of defensive contribution.