Donny van de Beek is weighing up his prospects of joining Manchester United this month as his agent has refused to rule out an Old Trafford move.
Man United reportedly tried to sign the Dutch midfielder who played a vital role during Ajax’s European campaign last season, however, he chose to stay at his parent club in a hope to eventually move to Real Madrid.
We have been reiterating it for quite some time now that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to sign a midfielder and has reportedly urged Ed Woodward to push for the deal.
Cristian Willaert (Fox Sport Netherlands correspondent) on Van de Beek: "His agent did not deny the interest in any case, and he did not deny that Van de Beek might also be hungry for Manchester United." #mufc [Fox]
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According to journalist Cristian Willaert, Van de Beek’s agent has been so far coy about the possibility of his client moving to Old Trafford.
It is thought that Ajax’s failure to progress from the Champions League group phase this season has prompted Van de Beek, who was reportedly close to joining Real Madrid last summer, to weigh up the prospect of joining United.
United, on the other hand, desperately need midfielders: Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini were not replaced last year and Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay both have medium-term injuries.
Failing to sign anybody in this window would be a strategic catastrophe for United.