Galatasaray Targets Manchester United's Donny van de Beek

Galatasaray joins Inter Milan and Real Sociedad in pursuing Manchester United's Donny van de Beek, who's on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt. Van de Beek's agent rules out a return to Ajax, preferring a move to Spain, France, or Italy.

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Galatasaray Targets Manchester United's Donny van de Beek

Galatasaray Targets Manchester United's Donny van de Beek

Galatasaray has emerged as a potential suitor for Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, joining Inter Milan and Real Sociedad in the race to sign the 27-year-old Dutchman. Van de Beek, who is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, has struggled to make an impact since joining United in 2020 for £39m.

Despite his loan move to Frankfurt, Van de Beek has made only eight appearances and played 380 minutes for the German club. Eintracht Frankfurt will not trigger the €13m (£11.2m) buy option in his loan deal, paving the way for his departure from Old Trafford.

Van de Beek's agent, Guido Albers, has confirmed that the midfielder will not return to his former club Ajax and is instead eyeing a transfer to Spain or Italy. "In any case, he will not return to Ajax. My preference was to look in Spain, France or Italy," Albers stated.

Albers also discussed the collapse of Van de Beek's proposed January loan move to Real Sociedad, revealing that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wanted to keep the player until the last moment of the transfer window.

Van de Beek's contract with Manchester United expires in 2025, making the upcoming transfer window the club's last chance to secure a fee for his departure. With Galatasaray, Inter Milan, and Real Sociedad all expressing interest, the forgotten star's future is expected to be decided in the coming weeks as he prepares to leave the Premier League permanently.

Key Takeaways

  • Galatasaray joins Inter Milan and Real Sociedad in pursuit of Donny van de Beek.
  • Van de Beek's loan at Eintracht Frankfurt won't be made permanent due to limited playing time.
  • His agent rules out a return to Ajax, preferring a move to Spain, France, or Italy.
  • Manchester United must sell Van de Beek in the upcoming transfer window to secure a fee.
  • Van de Beek's contract with Manchester United expires in 2025.