Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt is in talks to join Croatian side NK Istra on loan for the rest of the season, with a deal expected to go through.
The Wales international is desperate to kick-start his career following a disappointing loan spell with Charlton and has jumped at the chance to play in Croatia.
Levitt’s agent Ivan Omrcen said: “He immediately agreed to come [to Istra] when we explained how much he will have to give in Istria. Dylan loves challenges.”
The youngster is still in with a good chance of making the Wales squad for the rescheduled European Championship this summer but knows regular playing time is crucial if he is to catch the eye of manager Ryan Giggs.
Levitt’s proposed move to Croatia will come as a shock to many, with the Welsh youngster having been expected to sign for another Football League club. Last year a number of Dutch clubs were also keen on a loan deal with Levitt open to experiencing a new culture and fresh football environment.
The Bodelwyddan-born midfielder will face a huge challenge at NK Istra with the club currently involved in a tight relegation battle in the Croatian first division, but the player is believed to be impressed by the scouting and research his prospective new club have already done on him.
Levitt has made one appearance for United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, playing in midfield for the Europa League defeat against Astana in November 2019.