Van de Beek's next stop becoming clear as interest in Man Utd flop grows

Milan Keskin
Milan Keskin
  • Updated: 4 Dec 2023 20:24 GMT
  • 3 min read
Donny van de Beek, Man Utd
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Donny van de Beek will leave Manchester United in the upcoming winter transfer window.

The 26-year-old midfielder is no longer in Erik ten Hag's plans and wants to get out of the English giants. There is no shortage of interest in Van de Beek's services and the Dutchman has a host of clubs to choose from.

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According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Fiorentina, Atalanta and Genoa are now also interested in Van de Beek, with the latter club already having been in the race to seal the signing of the Dutch international in the summer.

Since Man Utd still hope to receive a decent amount of money for the midfielder, a loan seems to be the most realistic scenario for Van de Beek. The Red Devils paid Ajax €39 million to acquire him in 2020 but know that it will be a very difficult task to fully earn back this investment.

Van de Beek has barely featured in recent seasons, with injury problems taking their toll. He recently admitted that it was time to move on and this was later echoed by coach Erik ten Hag.

Donny van de Beek
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Juventus move off?

The midfielder had previously been linked with Juventus, but Man Utd will reportedly refuse to loan Van de Beek to a club where playing opportunities would be minimal in January.

The English giants are afraid that the Dutchman will become even less valuable in that scenario. His Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) has already slumped to just €7.2m.

In addition to the above-mentioned Italian clubs, Van de Beek also has an option in Turkey: Galatasaray. The midfielder would be reunited with Hakim Ziyech at the Turkish top club.

Under Ten Hag, the two reached the Champions League semi-final at Ajax. Turkish media goes so far as to claim that an agreement between Man Utd and Galatasaray is already in the works.

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