Manchester United have the option to recall Dylan Levitt from his loan at Charlton Athletic.
That has been confirmed by Addicks boss Lee Bowyer, after the 19-year-old sealed a season-long loan at the League One club.
Levitt has made just one senior appearance for United but hopes are high for the midfielder, who recently won his first international cap for Wales.
Bowyer revealed United had put the clause into the loan, allowing the Old Trafford club to recall Levitt should his game time become limited at the Valley or in emergency circumstances if United suffered a clutch of midfield injuries.
“There is always a recall,” said Charlton manager Bowyer, before revealing it was commonplace for recent players they have taken on loan. “There was a recall for Krystian Bielik, Josh Cullen, Jonathan Leko and Sam Field.
“We have to be patient with Dylan. This is his first loan.
“He’s a good player – but he’s not Conor [Gallagher, former loanee from Chelsea]. He’s the complete opposite – a footballer and a passer. He’s not a box-to-box type.”
Levitt’s international manager and United legend Ryan Giggs believes Levitt had no choice but to seek a loan move this summer and has backed him to step up in his first full season of men’s football.
“It was a decision Dylan had to make. He had to go away and play men’s football to make that step up,” Giggs said.
“Now it’s up to him to make sure he gets in the team and stays in the team. He is a quality act and I like the way he plays and his range of passing. He did really well for me on his debut in what was a difficult game. He got stronger in the game and that experience will do him good.”