Manchester United and Chelsea, among other clubs, are closely monitoring 17-year-old Hoffenheim striker Max Moerstedt.
Moerstedt, formerly with Bayern Munich’s youth system, is on the brink of breaking into Hoffenheim’s first team. Turning 18 in January and already making an impact at the junior international level, he is considered a player with significant potential by the Bundesliga club.
Despite his young age, Moerstedt, standing at around 6’4″, fits the mold of a classic “number nine” striker. His performances at the recently concluded Under-17 World Cup in Indonesia, where Germany emerged victorious, have attracted attention. Moerstedt scored four goals in the tournament and converted a penalty in the final shootout against France.
Scouts from Manchester United and Chelsea were impressed with Max Moerstedt, and Brighton & Hove Albion, known for their talent development, are also interested. Additionally, Italian clubs Juventus and Atalanta are keeping a close eye on the young striker.
Before representing Germany at the Under-17 World Cup, Max Moerstedt showcased his goal-scoring prowess at Hoffenheim’s Under-19 level. With ten goals in nine league games, including notable performances against Heidenheim and Kaiserslautern, he demonstrated his talent. Moerstedt also contributed with goals and assists in matches against Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. His impressive performances have set the stage for a potential promotion to the first team.