Newcastle United are interested in signing Manchester United flop Donny van de Beek in the January transfer window.
Donny van de Beek, 26, was close to joining La Liga side Real Sociedad in the summer but talks collapsed, forcing him to stay at Manchester United. He has played just 21 minutes of action for the Red Devils this season across two appearances from the bench against Crystal Palace in the Premier League and Newcastle in the Carabao Cup. And the Dutchman was an unused substitute once again in Man United’s 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Frustrated by how his career is going, Van de Beek revealed his desire for a January move away from Old Trafford after the game against Everton. Consequently, Newcastle United are reportedly keeping a close watch on the 26-year-old’s situation at Man United and could make a bid in the winter window.
Newcastle to take a punt on Van de Beek?
Newcastle are looking to reinforce their midfield unit following the injury absences of key players such as Elliot Anderson, Sean Longstaff and Joe Willock, while Sandro Tonali has been slapped with a 10-month ban for breaching betting rules. The Magpies are understood to be looking at Donny van de Beek as a potential option to solidify their midfield department.
Van de Beek has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford since joining from Ajax in 2020. With 41 goals and 34 assists in 175 appearances for Ajax, he appeared to be an exciting addition but has royally failed to live up to the expectations at Man United. He had a torrid loan spell at Everton and spent the majority of the last season out with a knee problem.
The Netherlands international has fallen further down the pecking order following the summer arrivals of Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat, as well as the emergence of academy kid, Kobbie Mainoo. As expected, Van de Beek is not happy with the situation and wants to end his nightmarish time at United.
While van de Beek might have failed to pull up trees at United, Newcastle feel a change in scenery could help the player revive his stuttering career. The Red Devils are open to offloading him permanently off their books in January if they receive the right offer. As for Newcastle, they might benefit from Van de Beek’s creativity and goal threat as they have multiple injuries in midfield and attack unit.
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