Man United outcast Van de Beek asks Barcelona for switch
According to Spanish publication Sport, Manchester United star Donny van de Beek has offered his services to Barcelona as the midfielder is considering a transfer from Old Trafford.
Sport report that the Catalan team are still looking for a midfielder in the market after missing out on Georginio Wijnaldum’s free transfer following his departure from Liverpool, and the ace moved to PSG instead.
The Spanish publication claims that Barcelona have received several proposals in the past few days, one of which Van de Beek offered himself to the La Liga powerhouses.
It is added that Van de Beek’s entourage has told Barcelona that the 24-year-old is “seduced” by the opportunity to play for them, even if it had to be a loan move.
United recruited Van de Beek last summer after the midfielder was impressed by Ajax and parted ways with an initial fee of £ 35m and an additional £ 5m in potential add-ons, according to BBC Sport.
Unfortunately, Van de Beek was used sparingly by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a frustrating debut season in which the Dutchman made 15 of his 36 appearances in all competitions.
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Sport report that Van de Beek would be delighted to be part of the Barcelona team, adding that the creative midfielder is “dissatisfied” with his supporting role at United and is therefore looking for a new club.
Camp Nou could be the perfect place for Van de Beek to get his career going again, considering that he would reunite with his former Dutch boss Ronald Koeman and be in the club many Dutch people have played during theirs have made legendary careers from illustrious players – including Koeman.
Sport report that Barcelona don’t have to give Van de Beek and his team a “formal response” just yet, although a deal may be unlikely as the Catalan giants are currently trying to “bolster” their “defensive capacity”.
There was great excitement for Van de Beek when he joined the Red Devils last summer, but the former Ajax star had little chance of hitting Solskjaer and Co.
Van de Beek should have a chance this summer to remind everyone of his skills at the European Championships, but another nightmare has befallen the star as he sustained a groin injury that left him completely excluded.
Given that Van de Beek, being sidelined, will not have the opportunity to urge Solskjaer to reconsider his position on the United team, perhaps an exit to get his career going again is now that best possibility.