Van de Beek's Agent Rules Out Premier League Move, Targets Europe

Donny van de Beek's agent rules out a Premier League transfer, preferring a move to Spain, Italy, or France. The midfielder's loan at Eintracht Frankfurt has been disappointing, and a permanent departure from Manchester United is expected this summer.

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Van de Beek's Agent Rules Out Premier League Move, Targets Europe

Van de Beek's Agent Rules Out Premier League Move, Targets Europe

Donny van de Beek's future at Manchester United remains uncertain as his agent, Guido Albers, has ruled out a transfer to another Premier League club. Van de Beek, who joined United from Ajax in 2020 for £40 million, has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford and spent the second half of this season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Albers expressed his preference for a move to Spain, Italy, or France, stating, "My preference was to look in Spain, Italy or France. If I could get him in Spain or Italy that would be fantastic, at a club where he will play as a No.10 like he played at Ajax." The agent also ruled out a possible return to Ajax, saying, "In any case, he will not return to Ajax."

Van de Beek's loan spell at Eintracht Frankfurt has been disappointing, with the midfielder playing only 378 minutes this season. The Bundesliga side will not exercise their £9.5 million option to buy the player permanently. Frankfurt manager Dino Toppmoller confirmed that Van de Beek is currently in the Netherlands receiving treatment for a heel/Achilles tendon problem and is unlikely to play for the club again.

Several La Liga clubs, including Barcelona, have shown interest in Van de Beek following his impressive performances for Getafe. The Spanish side is eager to keep the midfielder permanently, while Barcelona is reportedly willing to offer out-of-favour forward Vitor Roque as part of a swap deal to sign Mason Greenwood.

Albers revealed that Van de Beek was close to a transfer to Real Sociedad last summer, but the move was cancelled at the last minute due to Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag's decision to keep him at the club. Ten Hag is still interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, but a deal is unlikely due to the manager's reduced influence on transfers and De Jong's previous reluctance to join United.

As Donny van de Beek's future hangs in the balance, his agent is currently in discussions with the midfielder regarding his next move. With a permanent departure from Manchester United expected this summer, Van de Beek will be hoping to revive his career at a club that plays attractive football and allows him to showcase his talents in his preferred No.10 role.

Key Takeaways

  • Donny van de Beek's agent rules out a transfer to another Premier League club.
  • Agent prefers a move to Spain, Italy, or France, where Van de Beek can play as a No.10.
  • A return to Ajax is also ruled out, according to Van de Beek's agent.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt will not exercise their £9.5m option to buy Van de Beek permanently.
  • Several La Liga clubs, including Barcelona, have shown interest in signing Van de Beek.