Man United could be about to cash in on Donny van de Beek – less than twelve months after signing him.
During the 2020 summer transfer window, Manchester United fans were rightly excited when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sanctioned a move to sign Donny van de Beek.
The early signs were largely positive, including a goal on debut against Crystal Palace. However, opportunities for the midfielder were limited and it wouldn’t take long before Van de Beek’s confidence looks shattered.
A trip to the European Championships with Holland was supposed to be welcome relief, though injury would ruin that.
Now, United could already about to cash in on Van de Beek. That’s according to the Daily Star, who state that United are willing to let the 24-year-old star leave after failing to impress last season.
What’s interesting is that Van de Beek is wanted by Real Madrid, with Florentino Perez willing to take the Dutchman on loan, with the view to making the move permanent next summer.
The financial struggles are real for Madrid, with an initial loan move only set to cost them £2million if the deal goes ahead. However, that does leave me wondering whether they’d even be able to afford to buy Van de Beek outright next summer…
The Star do state that part of the agreement would ease my earlier fears, as United would be ‘guaranteed’ to recoup most of the fee that they paid to sign Van de Beek from Ajax. Presumably, Madrid would be contractually obliged to buy the Dutchman, as opposed to choosing whether he’s worth it or not…
It has been a massive struggle for Van de Beek and I still maintain the fact that he was supposed to be a replacement for Paul Pogba. Obviously, the Frenchman ended up staying, making it tough for Van de Beek to play regularly.
If Pogba stays for another twelve months, the best thing to do is cash in on Van de Beek now as his value will only decrease if he continues to sit on the bench.
It’s just a massive shame because he’s a cracking player within his own right and I don’t doubt if he does move on, Van de Beek will prove to everyone that he can play at the elite level.
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