Donny van de Beek is the subject of a transfer saga for the upcoming transfer window. A host of clubs are interested in his services with Real Madrid being the favourites to snap him up. According to De Telegraaf, Manchester United are ready to make a swoop for the Ajax star whilst Madrid’s financial state is uncertain. Van de Beek would be a welcome addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield, with 13 goal involvements in the Eredivisie before its curtailment.
United are reportedly ready to pay Ajax the €50 million asking price for the Dutchman. They will be hoping to gain an advantage over Real Madrid by using their positive relationship with Edwin van der Sar. The former United Goalkeeper is currently the CEO of Ajax.
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What Happens to Paul Pogba?
Donny van de Beek’s primary role is an advanced playmaker in the centre of midfield. This is similar to Paul Pogba‘s role at the club, indicating that the Frenchman could still leave. Pogba has two years remaining on his current deal and there is no indication that he will sign a new one.
The clear indication from this information is that van de Beek would join Manchester United as a replacement to Paul Pogba. Bruno Fernandes joined in January and his creative output matched Pogba’s whilst he has been out. This indicates Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants two creative midfielders in his ranks so the Dutch star would be a welcome addition if Pogba finds a move.
Solskjaer’s Ambition Continues
Van de Beek’s possible arrival to Old Trafford is a continuation of Solskjaer’s admirable transfer policy. Manchester United’s transfer business in the last 12 months has shifted to have a vision of the future. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Dan James and Bruno Fernandes all fit the mould that Van De Beek do. That is being young players who are hungry for success.
Should Jadon Sancho join United too, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer policy would surely earn plaudits from across the spectrum. In van de Beek and Bruno Fernandes, United would have a creative engine to last the next five years. Five years which many hope will return a Premier League title.