Manchester United are paying attention to the transfer market in search of another midfielder for next season. With the Uncertainty about Paul Pogba’s future, the Red Devils need another player for the position.
The English club’s first interest was in Jack Grealish, who has shown a very good football in the Premier League. However, Aston Villa certainly does not intend to give up on their captain and number 10 for less than € 80 million. And honestly United can’t spend all that money.
With that, the leaders of the Old Trafford team targeted Donny Van de Beek as their new goal. And it was said that the club has heated up their conversations with the 23-year-old player.
However, according to a newspaper in the Netherlands, “Telegraaf”, Real Madrid had already reached a verbal agreement with the Dutchman. The Merengue club was trying to close the deal with him at the end of last year, but the stoppage of football made the negotiations also stop. The newspaper said that the Spanish club would willing to pay € 50 million, but only when La Liga returned.
With that, also according to the Dutch portal, the Red Devils would use the moment to take Van de Beek “under Real Madrid’s nose”. They said that United would also use the good relationship between their executive director, Ed Woodward, with the current general manager of Ajax and also United’s idol, Edwin Van der Sar, to their benefit.
The former goalkeeper could, maybe, help the English club, even though they would be willing to pay less than Real Madrid.
Donny Van de Beek has a contract with Ajax until June 2022. The 23-year-old midfielder stood out in the club’s big campaign in the last Champions League, when they were semifinalists. In the current season, the number 6 played 37 matches, scored 10 goals, and gave 11 assists, which is one of the most important players in Ajax.