Donnie van de Beek (26) is leaving Manchester United.
European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano announced on the 7th (Korean time), “Van de Beek can leave Manchester United, so we will explore options through the transfer market over the next few weeks.”
He continued, “Van de Beek likes Man United and manager Erik ten Haag. But he wants to play regularly next season. Van de Beek is ready for pre-season after a long injury.”
Van de Beek is a player who was evaluated as a ‘genius midfielder’ at Ajax. He particularly shone under Ten Haag, where he scored 32 goals and provided 29 assists in 110 appearances. He had many advantages, such as not only the attacking point but also the versatility to play in all areas of the midfield, the active amount, penetration, and off-the-ball ability.
It was the 2018-19 season when Van de Beek received a love call from all over Europe. At that time, Ajax produced a surprise by advancing to the semi-finals of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL). At that time, there were Van de Beek, Hakim Ziyech, Frenkie de Jong, and Matthijs de Ligt.
Afterwards, he received a love call from Manchester United and moved his nest for a transfer fee of 39 million euros (approximately 54 billion won). Manchester United fans expected Van de Beek to inspire midfield creativity. But the reality was not so rosy. Van de Beek was never trusted by coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In his debut season, he played 19 matches in the English Premier League (EPL), but played only 511 minutes. In the first half of the 2021-22 season, he only played 68 minutes in 8 EPL games, and even transferred to Everton in the second half.먹튀검증
Ahead of the 2022-23 season, anticipation was formed when coach Ten Hagh, the ‘Gift’, joined. However, an injury blew up his chances. Following a two-month injury in the first half, the season was out due to a knee injury in January this year. He ended the season without even competing properly.
Even if he coolly returns next season, his first place at Manchester United is not guaranteed. As a result, Van the Beek decided to transfer, and there are currently several talks, such as returning to Ajax. His third season ended in vain.