Donny van de Beek wants to leave Manchester United in January unless his playing situation changes, Fabrizio Romano has revealed.
Signed for £40million in 2020, the Dutchman has been a peripheral figure at Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly unconvinced by his ability.
He has featured in just 16 minutes of Premier League action this season – a remarkably low tally given there have been 11 matches so far this campaign – and has also been dropped from the Netherlands’ national team squad in light of his lack of action.
He was spotted throwing his chewing gum to the ground in the stands in anger during a Champions League victory over Villarreal, and what’s more frustrating for the player is that a loan move to Everton last summer was blocked by the club.
Unsurprisingly, reports have suggested he will force through his exit in January if he continues to be a bit-part player and the Toffees, Newcastle and Barcelona have all been linked with a swoop at the turn of the year.
Trusted transfer journalist Romano has now provided an update on the future of the 24-year-old.
Speaking on RIo Ferdinand’s Vibe with Five podcast, Romano said: “The situation is still the same and let’s see if something changes on the pitch in the coming weeks, but at the moment his plan is to leave.
“He loves Man United but he’s going to leave if the situation continues because he wants to play.
Asked which clubs are interested, Romando added: “Many clubs.
“It’s true that Everton wanted him and they are still interested, let’s see if Newcastle are interested but I know they want a creative midfielder.
“Also Spanish clubs. There is interest from Spain but it’s not Real Madrid, so let’s see.”
According to Voetball International, the former Ajax midfielder has appointed a new agent, Ali Dursun, to help him find a new club and kickstart his career.
Dursun’s clients include Barcelona stars Martin Braithwaite and Frankie de Jong, who also played with Van de Beek during their time in Amsterdam.
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