Manchester United is prepared to maneuver on Donny van de Beek after a disappointing first season as they explore ways to extend their transfer budget.
According to 90min, the Dutch midfielder could even be used as a makeweight in Man United’s pursuit of three Borussia Dortmund stars.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently weighing up offers for Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji as United look to determine themselves as title challengers another time.
A bid for any of the Dortmund trio could include van de Beek going the opposite way but a year after signing from Ajax for £35million.
The attacking midfielder, who has won 17 caps for the Netherlands, has struggled for normal game time since leaving his homeland.
Van de Beek started yesterday’s 3-1 defeat to Leicester City within the FA Cup quarter-finals but has barely been utilized in the Premier League.
All but two of his 13 appearances have come from the bench and he’s yet to feature to the only goal he scored on his debut against Crystal Palace.
The exceptional sort of Bruno Fernandes has severely limited van de Beek’s opportunities, prompting the player to question whether his long-term future lies at Old Trafford.
Reluctant to simply accept a substantial loss on the transfer fee they paid in August, Man United is contemplating including van de Beek as a part of any bid for his or her key targets.
Haaland and Sancho both fall under that bracket, while Swiss center-back Akanji is additionally being considered as a possible partner for Harry Maguire. At 23, there’s still much time for van de Beek to measure up to his undoubted promise, but he could be one among several players leaving Man United this summer to facilitate new signings.